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Going-To-The-Sun Road
     

Going-To-The-Sun Road

by Bill Yenne
 
The Going-to-the-Sun Road is rightfully recognized as one of the most spectacular alpine highways in the world and certainly among those in the United States. The landscape is one of peerless beauty, but the road itself is an engineering masterpiece. In 1910, Glacier National Park was created in that million-acre swath of mountains, lakes, and glaciers that the great

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The Going-to-the-Sun Road is rightfully recognized as one of the most spectacular alpine highways in the world and certainly among those in the United States. The landscape is one of peerless beauty, but the road itself is an engineering masterpiece. In 1910, Glacier National Park was created in that million-acre swath of mountains, lakes, and glaciers that the great naturalist George Bird Grinnell called "the Crown of the Continent." Soon, plans were being made for a road that would take visitors into the heart of this amazing place. The result was the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which has been the centerpiece of the visitor experience in Glacier since it was formally dedicated in 1933.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781531665630
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/03/2013
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)

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