Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming


Home

>

Arizona

>

Holbrook vicinity

>

Petrified Forest National Park Roads & Bridges, Holbrook, Apache County, AZ



B&W Photos

HB76008

HB76009

HB76010

HB76011

HB76012

HB76013

HB76014

HB76015

HB76016

HB76017

HB76018

HB76019

HB76020

HB76021

HB76022

HB76023

HB76024

HB76025

HB76026

HB76027

HB76028

HB76029

HB76030

HB76031

HB76032

HB76033

HB76034

HB76035

HB76036


Color Transparencies

Image not currently available to download
Please email us to
purchase this image.
Image not currently available to download
Please email us to
purchase this image.
Image not currently available to download
Please email us to
purchase this image.
Image not currently available to download
Please email us to
purchase this image.
Image not currently available to download
Please email us to
purchase this image.
Item Title


Location
Holbrook vicinity, AZ

Find maps of Holbrook, AZ


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AZ-58
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N933).
Part of building/structure is in Petrified Forest National Park, Navajo County, AZ.
Significance: The Petrified Forest National Park is so designated for its scientific and educational value, in addition to its natural scenic beauty. Intersecting, and at times, overlaying, prehistoric and historic transportation corridors, the trunk-and-spur road system simultaneously provides access to, while protecting, petrified wood resources that are some 200 million years in the making. Thoughtful engineering and landscape design features conform to classic National Park Service road standards, including harmony with the surrounding terrain, the obliteration of construction scars, long and sweeping views, gradual grades, and meandering curves. Bridges and culverts are carefully designed as well, characterized by symmetry, utility and unobtrusiveness.The design and construction of the roads and bridges at Petrified Forest National Park reflect larger national trends, including the shift from rail tourism to auto travel and the increasing post-World War II reliance on roads for economic gain, including heritage tourism. The history of their construction reflects the application of New Deal work programs to improve the nation's transportation system, as well as the later infusion of federal funding as part of the "Mission 66" initiative. The roads and bridges reflect the prodigious effort by planners to imbue the American driving experience with education opportunities, scenic beauty and recreational relaxation.

Subjects
"Mission 66" Program
Indians Of North America
Recreation


Related Names
Bureau Of Public Roads
Roosevelt, Theodore
Stevenson, Al
Nelson, William
Pinkley, Frank
Cammerer, Arno B.
Grogan, Brian, Photographer
Fulton, Jean, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents


Back to Holbrook vicinity, Arizona