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Redwood National & State Parks Roads, California coast from Crescent City to Trinidad, Crescent City, Del Norte County, CA
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California coast from Crescent City to Trinidad, Crescent City vicinity, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CA-269
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N846).
National Register Number: 79000253
Part of building/structure is in Orick vicinity, Humboldt County, CA.
Significance: The significance of the Redwood Highway is not simply that of a picturesque thoroughfare, although in the 1920s, parts of it, like the Avenue of the Giants, were identified as exceptional motoring experiences. Its evolution and the early preservation of the landscape is the essence of a rising U.S. conservation movement, at the core of which was the Save-the-Redwoods League, whose work resulted in a string of state parks connected to the road. In contrast to the mission of park preservationists and philanthropists, local and regional interest also marked the highway from the 1920s onward as a premier tourist destination and advocated for its interests.
Conservation & Restoration
Bureau Of Public Roads
General Contracting Corporation
Fairbanks & Baechtel
Pacific Construction Company
U S Forest Service
Grogan, Brian, Photographer
Leach, Sara Amy, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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