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West Rim Drive, Between Grand Canyon Village & Hermit Rest, Grand Canyon, Coconino County, AZ

West Rim Drive, Between Grand Canyon Village & Hermit Rest, Grand Canyon, Coconino County, AZ

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Significance: The scenic drive is an early example of the cooperative agreement between the National Park Service and Bureau of Public Roads (then part of the Department of Agriculture) to build quality automotive roads within the national parks. Extant features of West Rim Drive representative of these early efforts include pullouts, parking areas, and road spurs which offer scenic views; easy road grades; and minimal landscape headwalls and retaining walls. The entire road retains its 1935 alignment.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N273
Survey number: HAER AZ-42
Building/structure dates: 1934- 1935 Initial Construction



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Bureau of Public Roads
G R Daley, Vincent & Pringle
Harvey, Fred
Kessler, George E
L J Smith Company
Farmer, O O
Tillotson, Minor R
Kittredge, Frank A
Wallace, W F
Horton, F H
Vint, Thomas C
Langley, Harry
Carpenter, Thomas E
Anderson, Michael F, historian
Grogan, Brian C, photographer


Grand Canyon (Ariz. : City)36.05444, -112.14011
Google Map of 36.0544445, -112.1401108


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