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Cape Royal Road, Between North Entrance Road & Cape Royal, Grand Canyon National Park, Coconino County, AZ



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Item Title


Location
Between North Entrance Road & Cape Royal, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AZ-40
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N271).
Building/structure dates: 1927 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1959 subsequent work
Significance: The scenic drive is an early example of the cooperative agreement between the NPS and BPR to build modern automotive roads within the national parks. Extant features of Cape Royal Road and Point Imperial spur include original alignment; pullouts and parking areas with scenic views; minimal landscape scarring; and some of the oldest dry rubble masonry structures within the park.

Subjects
"Mission 66" Program
Roads
Transportation


Related Names
Bureau Of Public Roads
Lang Transportation Company
Boyd, Butler B.
Lord & Bishop
McKee, Thomas
McKee, Elizabeth Wylie
Anderson, Michael F., Historian
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. CULVERT ON CAPE ROYAL ROAD, NORTH RIM, .5 MILE FROM INTERSECTION WITH NORTH ENTRANCE ROAD, FACING NE.
2. CAPE ROYAL ROAD VIEW. POST ON RIGHT SIDE OF ROAD, CENTER OF IMAGE, MARKS CULVERT LOCATION. FACING SSW.
3. TURNOUT AT ASPEN GROVE, FACING NNW.
4. TURNOUT AT ASPEN GROVE, FACING S.
5. ROAD VIEW AND REFLECTOR POSTS, FACING S.
6. INTERSECTION OF CAPE ROYAL AND POINT IMPERIAL ROADS, FACING NNW.
7. STONE WALL AT INTERSECTION WITH CAPE ROYAL ROAD, FACING SE.
8. INTERSECTION OF CAPE ROYAL AND POINT IMPERIAL ROADS, FACING WNW.
9. ROAD CUT AT MILE 2 AFTER INTERSECTION OF CAPE ROYAL AND POINT IMPERIAL ROADS, FACING W.
10. PARKING LOT AT POINT IMPERIAL, FACING 2.
11. PARKING LOT AT POINT IMPERIAL, FACING SSW.
12. BENCH AT POINT IMPERIAL, FACING ESE.
13. POINT IMPERIAL OVERLOOK, FACING SE.
14. CAPE ROYAL ROAD VIEW, MILE 10.5 FROM INTERSECTION OF CAPE ROYAL AND POINT IMPERIAL ROADS, FACING NW.
15. CULVERT AT MILE 12.2, FACING WSW.
16. PARKING AREA AT WALHALLA OVERLOOK, FACING NE.
17. RETAINING WALL BELOW BIG ROCKS TO RIGHT IN AZ-40-16 AT WAHALLA OVERLOOK PARKING AREA, FACING N.
18. PAINTED DESERT PARKING AREA, FACING SSW.
19. VISTA ENCANTADORA PARKING AREA.
20. INTERPRETIVE EXHIBIT AT VISTA ENCANTADORA
21. ANGEL'S WINDOW SEEN FROM POINT LOOKOUT ROAD, FACING ESE.
22. ANGEL'S WINDOW TURNOUT ON CAPE ROYAL ROAD, FACING NNE. WHITE VAN IS APPROXIMATE CAMERA POSITION FOR PHOTO AZ-40-21.
23. VIEW OF CAPE ROYAL ROAD FROM SAME CAMERA POSITION AS AZ-40-22, FACING WNW.
24. VIEW OF CAPE ROYAL ROAD FROM ANGEL'S WINDOW TURNOUT VICINITY.
25. CAPE ROYAL PARKING AREA, FACING SW.
26. ANGEL WINDOW OVERLOOK, FACING NNE.
27. VIEW OF CAPE ROYAL ROAD FROM ANGEL'S WINDOW, FACING NNW. TURNOUT PICTURED IN PHOTO AZ-40-22 IS VISIBLE IN GAP OF CLIFF.
28. POINT ROYAL OVERLOOK, FACING NNE.
29. ROAD VIEW AT MILE 12.2 FACING NE.


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