Laureate Mu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi meet in March
On the first Tuesday of March the Laureate Mu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi meeting was held at the Maxie home of Mrs.
Jean Pastor Hanks. She gave a program on The Grand Canyon National Park to members present to include Clementine Kirsch, Gloria Stutes, Nancy Tislow, Elsie Rowell, Edna Dilly, Shirley Griffin and Gloria Cart.
Hanks stated that it was a fact that the Grand Canyon is one of the worlds most spectacular examples of the effects of millions of years of gradual upheaval and erosion. Hanks further stated that geologists estimated that it has taken from seven to nine million years for the forces of nature of rushing water, rain, snow, heat, frost and wind to carve the canyon.
During her presentation she informed members that the Grand Canyon is 217 miles long and varied from four to 18 miles wide depending on the location. On average it is a mile in depth and has as area of 1,000 square miles.
In 1908 the Grand Canyon was made a National Monument and in 1919 it was made a National State Park.
Photos taken at the Grand Canyon and a detailed internet printout were viewed ending the program.
Refreshments were served by hostess Jean Hanks and were enjoyed by all.