Grand Canyon National Park in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Colonel Claude Hale Birdseye
— Explorer • Geographer • Surveyor —
Chief Topographic Engineer of the U.S. Geological Survey • 1919-1929
and the first
President of the American Society of Photogrammetry • 1934
He headed a Geological Survey expedition through the Grand Canyon in 1923 to acquire information on the hydrology, topography, and geology of the Colorado River. This daring exploration yielded scientific data that contributed to prudent use of the river’s waters for the production of energy and the economic development of several western states.
Erected by American Society of Photogrammetry.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Exploration • Science & Medicine • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 36° 4.468′ N, 112° 9.301′ W. Marker is in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker can be reached from Hermit Road. Marker is located at the Hopi Point Overlook on Hermit Road in Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Canyon AZ 86023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Orphan Mine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Explorer (approx. ¼ mile away); Hermit Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Kolb Studio (approx. 1.3 miles away); Historic Kolb Studio (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mules and the Canyon (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bright Angel Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Grand Canyon Village (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Canyon National Park.
Also see . . .
1. Colonel Claude H. Birdseye. The success of Colonel Birdseye’s expedition contributed quite essentially to the decision of the Government that the contemplated Boulder Dam should be erected in the Black Canyon. In recognition of the expedition’s accomplishments, the Colonel was awarded the Charles P. Daly Gold Medal by the American Geographic Society in 1924. (Submitted on October 3, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Colonel Claude Hale Birdseye. Col. Claude Hale Birdseye, one of the most widely known engineers in the country, and a former President of the Association of American Geographers, died at Mount Alto Veterans Hospital on May 30, 1941. (Submitted on October 3, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Claude Hale Birdseye (Find a Grave). Arlington National Cemetery (Submitted on October 3, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.