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Bryce Canyon National Park in Garfield County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Wheeling through the Years

 
 
Wheeling through the Years Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
1. Wheeling through the Years Marker
Inscription.
Before Bryce Canyon was a national park, the Union Pacific Railroad conceived the "Grand Circle" of parks; an area that encompassed Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. In order for the "Circle" to be complete, roads and railroad tracks needed to be built.

Automobile travel rebounded after the close of World War II. The nation's love affair with the automobile eclipsed Union Pacific's shining dream. Traffic on the railways dwindled to nothing while traffic on the road to Bryce Canyon grew remarkably.

Visitation continues to increase. Traffic, and the problems that accompany it, grow as well. As a solution, Bryce has implemented its shuttle system. Future generations should celebrate Bryce Canyon's delicate beauty, but not at the possible expense of its long-term preservation.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 37.752′ N, 112° 10.01′ W. Marker is in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, in Garfield County. Click for map. Marker is adjacent to the former park service station, on a paved road about 1000 feet NNE of Bryce Canyon Lodge and about 1200 feet WNW of Sunrise Point. Marker is in this post office area: Bryce UT 84764, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Wheeling through the Years Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
2. Wheeling through the Years Marker
On right
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Post-War Service Station (here, next to this marker); Bryce Canyon Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Streetscape (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bryce Amphitheater (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tropic Pioneers (approx. 4.5 miles away); Bryce Airport (approx. 4.6 miles away); Loseeville (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bryce Canyon National Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bryce Canyon National Park. (Submitted on February 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bryce Canyon National Park Shuttle. (Submitted on February 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Photo on Wheeling through the Years Marker image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service, circa 1930s
3. Photo on Wheeling through the Years Marker
Image on Wheeling through the Years Marker image. Click for full size.
Union Pacific Museum Collection, circa 1930s
4. Image on Wheeling through the Years Marker
Better resolution version of Union Pacific's Grand Circle tour map found on marker; this is located in the Bryce Canyon National Park website's educational section.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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