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Mesa Verde National Park Main Entrance Road, Cortez, Montezuma County, CO

Mesa Verde National Park Main Entrance Road, Cortez, Montezuma County, CO



Significance: The main entrance road largely evolved from the earliest surveyed wagon route into the park (1907-1908) into a standard roadway as a result of NPS-BPR aesthetic and engineering collaboration. CCC contributions assisted in preserving the landscape qualities so that the road was built to lie "lightly on the land."
Survey number: HAER CO-79
Building/structure dates: 1906- 1926 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1927-1934 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1955-1956 Subsequent Work



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
National Park Service
Bureau of Public Roads
Colorado Cliff Dwellers Association
Roosevelt, Theodore
Rudolph, Hans
Mills, George
Decker, Nathaniel
Wright, Richard
Shoemaker, Samuel
Spencer, George
Rickner, Thomas
Nusbaum, Jesse
Goodwin, George
Mather, Stephen T
Fry & Smith
Hamilton, Louis A
Wallace, Steven A
Hill, Fred C
Shields & Flatt
Pioneer Construction & Engineering Corporation
Peterson, Martin
Finnan, Marshall
Sager, Merel
Vint, Thomas
Peabody, A O
New Mexico Construction Company
Allison, L R
Selander, Edward
Emergency Conservation Work
Civilian Conservation Corps
Richey, Charles
A S Horner Construction
Colorado Constructors Incorporated
Disney, Wayne
Horton, Tonia Woods, historian
Grogan, Brian C, photographer




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