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

Mission 66

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2010
1. Mission 66 Marker
Inscription.  
Responding to mounting political and public pressure, Congress authorized a ten-year program in 1955 to regenerate and modernize the national parks dubbed "Mission 66" for the target date of 1966, the National Park Service's 50th anniversary. The Albright Training Center is among the hundreds of new facilities built to accomodate the needs of the public and the National Park Service in the post World War II years.

[Drawing below text is of the Fort Necessity National Battlefield visitor center, 1964]
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationEnvironmentGovernment & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
 
Location. 36° 3.029′ N, 112° 8.048′ W. Marker is in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is along the sidewalk between Kowski Hall and Student Residence Building A, on the campus of the Horace M. Albright Training Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Albright Avenue, Grand Canyon AZ 86023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2010
2. Mission 66 Marker
Looking NE toward Kowski Hall
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are within walking distance of this marker. Albright Training Center History (here, next to this marker); Horace M. Albright (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Canyon Depot (approx. half a mile away); Santa Fe Depot (approx. half a mile away); Blacksmith Shop (approx. half a mile away); Mule Barns (approx. half a mile away); El Tovar Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Verkamp's Curios (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Canyon National Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mission 66. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 3, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Welcome to Horace M. Albright Training Center. National Park Service entry (Submitted on January 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Photo on Mission 66 Marker image. Click for full size.
1963
3. Photo on Mission 66 Marker
[Caption reads] Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 1963
Photo on Mission 66 Marker image. Click for full size.
1958
4. Photo on Mission 66 Marker
[Caption reads] Dinosaur National Monument, 1958
Photo on Mission 66 Marker image. Click for full size.
1962
5. Photo on Mission 66 Marker
[Caption reads] Petrified Forest National Park, 1962
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 738 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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