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Grand Canyon National Park in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Trans-Canyon Telephone Line

 
 
Trans-Canyon Telephone image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, July 2006
1. Trans-Canyon Telephone
Inscription.
Trans-Canyon Telephone Line, built in 1935 by CCC workers, maintained by Mountain Bell, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 36° 3.427′ N, 112° 8.343′ W. Marker is in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, in Coconino County. Click for map. Grand Canyon along Bright Angel & North Kaibab Trails from South Rim to Roaring Springs & South Kaibab Trail to Tipoff. Walking along the paved walk-way between the El Tovar and the Bright Angel Lodges you encounter this plaque. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Canyon AZ 86023, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. CCC Legacy (a few steps from this marker); Bright Angel Lodge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Bright Angel Lodge (about 500 feet away); Lookout Studio (about 500 feet away); Buckey O'Neill Cabin (about 500 feet away); El Tovar Hotel
VIew of the Remains of a Telephone Pole image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, July 2006
2. VIew of the Remains of a Telephone Pole
(about 600 feet away); Hopi House (about 700 feet away); Santa Fe Depot (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Grand Canyon National Park.
 
More about this marker. CCC stands for the Civilian Conservation Corps, a work relief program for young unemployed men established in 1933 during the Great Depression by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Mountain Bell was the trade name of the The Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company, the American Telephone and Telegraph-owned company that did business in a number of western states including Arizona. Today this telephone company is known as Quest Communications International.
 
Regarding Trans-Canyon Telephone Line. National Register of Historic Places:
Trans-Canyon Telephone Line, Grand Canyon National Park(added 1986 - - #86001102)
Also known as Emergency Telephone Line, Grand Canyon National Park
♦ Grand Canyon along Bright Angel & North Kaibab Trails from South Rim to Roaring Springs & South Kaibab Trail to Tipoff , Grand Canyon
♦ Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: National
A View from the South Rim image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, July 2006
3. A View from the South Rim
Park Service, Civilian Conservation Corps
♦ Architectural Style: Other
♦ Area of Significance: Politics/Government, Engineering, Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1925-1949
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction
♦ Historic Sub-function: Communications Facility
♦ Current Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction
♦ Current Sub-function: Communications Facility
 
Also see . . .  additional Pics. (Submitted on January 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Notes
This line is also known as Emergency Telephone Line, Grand Canyon National Park.
    — Submitted January 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

2. Telephone Line
Construction System Metal, Copper
Architectural Style Open-wire Copper weld
    — Submitted January 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce
 
 
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