Battleship, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

This image shows the massive rock formation creatively labelled “The Battleship” for its resemblance to warships of that type from years past.

Fred Harvey Post Card

The description states:




The Battleship, a conspicuous and turreted mass of red, lies at the base of Maricopa Point. It is an example of the Canyon as a master teacher of how this earth is made. It has been said that the Grand Canyon is the most instructive exposition of Geology in the world.

–The above claim is likely based on the fact that so much of the basic understanding of geological processes and formations are readily visible in the Canyon at various locations.

This card likely dates from the 1940s.

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