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Wind Cave Roads & Bridges, Hot Springs, Custer County, SD
Hot Springs vicinity, SD
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER SD-55
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N795).
Building/structure dates: 1880 initial construction
National Register Number: 95000337
Significance: The Wind Cave National Park road system reflects the combined efforts of the National Park Service, the South Dakota State Highway Commission, and the Bureau of Public Roads to provide vehicular access to the scenic attractions of the Black Hills. While the park was originally known for its cave system and initial road construction was directed toward the main cave entrance, subsequent road projects facilitated efforts to develop the park's potential as a nature reserve encompassing diverse aspects of the prairie ecosystem. Wind Cave National Park roads and bridges represent a typical National Park Service approach to road construction techniques and features.
"Mission 66" Program
South Dakota State Highway Commission
Civilian Conservation Corps
Davis, Tim, Historian
Delyea, Todd, Delineator
Grinstead, Tim, Delineator
Heckaman, Stacey, Delineator
Michel, Roger, Delineator
Tichi, Claire, Historian
Haas, David, Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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