Going-to-the-Sun Road

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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.
ISBN: 9780738596983
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Montana
Series: Images of America
Images: 182
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Bill Yenne grew up within Glacier National Park, where his father was supervisor of back-country trails for nearly two decades, and for most of a decade he was supervisor of roads, including the Going-to-the-Sun. Yenne has written more than three dozen historical works, including many on the American West, such as a narrative of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and a biography of the great Lakota leader Sitting Bull.
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