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East Rim Drive, Between South Entrance Road & park boundary, Grand Canyon National Park, Coconino County, AZ



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Item Title


Location
Between South Entrance Road & park boundary, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AZ-44
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N275).
Building/structure dates: 1927 initial construction
Significance: The scenic drive is an early example of the cooperative agreement between the NPS and BPR to build quality automotive roads within the national parks. Extant features of East Rim Drive representative of these early efforts include pullouts, parking areas, and road spurs which offer scenic views; easy road grades; minimal landscape scarring; and rustic style retaining walls.

Subjects
Roads
Transportation
Civilian Conservation Corps


Related Names
Vallandingham, James
Pearson & Dickerson
Bureau Of Public Roads
Fred Harvey Company
Peters, Supt. W. H.
Mather, Stephen
Anderson, Michael F., Historian
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OLD EAST ENTRANCE ROAD WITH NEW ROAD AT LEFT, AT MILE 2.6 FROM OLD ROAD ACCESS INTERSECTION, FACING ENE.
2. ROAD FILL FOR NEW HIGHWAY SEEN FROM OLD ROAD AT MILE 1.5 FROM OLD ROAD ACCESS INTERSECTION, FACING NNW.
3. DOUBLE BOX CULVERT ON OLD ROAD AT MILE 1.1 FROM OLD ROAD ACCESS INTERSECTION, FACING NW.
4. CULVERT IN OLD ROAD AT MILE 0.8 FROM OLD ROAD ACCESS INTERSECTION, FACING NNW.
5. BOX CULVERT ON OLD ROAD AT MILE 0.4 FROM OLD ROAD ACCESS INTERSECTION, FACING NNW.
6. CULVERT ON ENTRANCE ROAD EAST OF PARK BOUNDARY, FACING WNW.
7. PARK ENTRANCE SIGN, FACING NW.
8. EAST RIM DRIVE ENTRANCE STATION, FACING NNE.
9. EAST RIM DRIVE ENTRANCE STATION, FACING SSW.
10. WATCH TOWER, FACING N.
11. LIPAN POINT VIEW, FACING W.
12. LIPAN POINT INTERPRETIVE EXHIBIT, FACING SW.
13. LIPAN POINT OVERLOOK, FACING NW.
14. ROAD TRANSITION ZONE AT TUSAYAN RUINS, FACING NNE. NOTE CHANGE IN SHOULDER.
15. ROAD VIEW APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES EAST OF MORAN POINT, FACING NNW. NOTE DROP CULVERT ON FAR SIDE OF ROAD.
16. ROAD VIEW APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES EAST OF MORAN POINT, FACING ESE.
17. YAKI POINT VIEW, FACING NW. (OUT OF GEOGRAPHIC SEQUENCE; SHOULD BE AT END OF SET.)
18. MORAN POINT, WALL DETAIL, FACING WNW.
19. MORAN POINT, WALL DETAIL, THE GOOD AND THE UGLY, FACING N.
20. ROAD VIEW AND CURBING ON BUGGEN HILL, FACING SE.
21. BUGGEN HILL PICNIC AREA, FACING NE.
22. CURBING ON BUGGEN HILL WEST OF PICNIC AREA, FACING SW.
23. GRAND VIEW PARKING AREA, FACING SE.
24. GRAND VIEW POINT, FACING NNW.
25. GRAND VIEW SPUR ROAD, FACING SW. NOTE OLD ROAD ALIGNMENT AND REVEGETATION TO RIGHT.
26. OLD WALL, NEW CURBING, NEW RAIL POSTS AT FIRST LARGE TURNOUT EAST OF YAKI POINT, FACING NNW.
27. DROP CULVERT IN PARKING AREA AT FIRST LARGE TURNOUT EAST OF YAKI POINT, FACING NW.
28. YAKI POINT SPUR ROAD, FACING SW.


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