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The Watchtower at Desert View on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is one of 20 projects competing for 2 mil in historic preservation. Loretta Yerian/WGCN

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Grand Canyon in race with 19 National Park projects for 2 million in preservation funding

Public voting through July 5 to decide winner of National Geographic contest

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On May 25 a national contest to award $2 million in historic preservation funds launched. The iconic Desert View Watchtower at Grand Canyon National Park was one of 20 competing projects for the contest.