Zion National Park

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On July 31, 1909, Pres. William Howard Taft authorized the creation of Mukuntuweap National Monument in southern Utah. Encompassing miles of rugged mountain peaks towering above the Virgin River, the national monument was renamed Zion and designated as a national park in 1919. The area, originally inhabited by Native Americans, was settled by Mormon pioneers in the early 1860s. As the beauty of the region gained national fame, roads were constructed, tourist accommodations were established, and from 1927 to 1930, the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel, a 5,613-foot-long engineering wonder, was constructed. Recognized around the world for its geologic, scenic, and historic value, Zion, Utah's first national park, draws millions of visitors each year.
ISBN: 9780738558943
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Utah
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Utah native Tiffany Taylor is a graduate student in the historical administration program at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. She received a history degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and has worked for the National Park Service at the Natchez National Historical Park in Natchez, Mississippi. The photographs in this book have been drawn from a number of private and public collections for the purpose of documenting the history of the people and places of Zion National Park.
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