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Going-to-the-Sun Road, West Glacier, Flathead County, MT

Going-to-the-Sun Road, West Glacier, Flathead County, MT

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Significance: Going-to-the-Sun Road is a 51-mile stretch of scenic mountain road in Glacier National Park. The road is significant as a unique engineering accomplishment of the early twentieth century, in that approximately twelve miles of its total length was literally carved out of the precipitous mountainside, with a minimum of powered equipment. The road is also significant as the first product of a 1925 cooperative agreement between the National Park Service and the Bureau of Public Roads. The road set a precedent in the National Park system, and demonstrated the principles of successfully integrating man-made features into the natural landscape.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-15
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N814
Survey number: HAER MT-67
Building/structure dates: 1911 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1921-1924 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1925-1928 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1931-1932 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1933 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1933-1937 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1937-1952 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 97000345



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Goodwin, George E
Kittredge, Frank A
Peters, W G
Emery, A V
Bureau of Public Roads
Grinnell, George Bird
Carter, T H
Marshall, Robert
Logan, William
Keyes, Edward A
Fisher, Warren L
Great Northern Railroad
Allen, T Warren
Galen, James L
Daniels, Mark
Bernard, P N
Griffin, W H
Eakin, J R
Mather, Stephen
Goodwin, George E
Albright, Horace
Ralston, S F
McClung, Charles A
McGovern, Thomas
Laux & Gardner
Saunders, A L
Hill, Lewis
Stevens Brothers Construction
Vint, Thomas
MacDonald, Thomas
Bureau of Public Roads
Kittredge, Frank A
Demaray, A E
Peters, W G
Stevens Brothers
Douglas, A R
Williams & Douglas
Elliot, J A
Cammerer, Arno B
Davidson, Ernest A
Emery, A V
JA Gudgel
Sutherland & Burns Construction Company
A Guthrie & Company
Colonial Building Company
Lawler Corporation
Yonlick, Chris
Tomlinson-Arkwright Construction Company
McLaughlin, J L
Trippet, W K
Wunderlich, Martin
Nyberg, Carl
S Birch & Sons Construction Company
Christianson, Justine, transmitter
Bennett, Lola, transmitter
Dubs, Brandy, delineator
Streeter, Arin, delineator
Vogel, Eszter, delineator
Dupuis, Lucas, delineator
Junkert, Nathan, delineator
Boldt, Christopher A, delineator
Lisowska, Magdalena M, delineator
Streen, Kathryn, historian
Stupich, Martin, photographer
Withers, William S, delineator
Gibson-Withers, Jessica, delineator
Ivanisevic, Tajda, delineator
McDonald, James, photographer
Harris, Mildred, historian


West Glacier48.62822, -113.86433
Google Map of 48.6282193, -113.8643329


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