I hope you will not have a building of any kind, not a summer cottage, a hotel, or anything else, to mar the wonderful grandeur, the sublimity, the loneliness and beauty of the canyon. Leave it as it is.

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Original Citation

Roosevelt, Theodore. Speech at the Grand Canyon. 6 May 1903. The Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA. Speech.

Current Citation

Roosevelt, Theodore. "The Grand Canyon." The Green Roosevelt: Theodore Roosevelt in Appreciation of Wilderness, Wildlife, and Wild Places. Edited by Zachary Michael Jack. Cambria Press, 2010.