Near Grand Junction in Mesa County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Colorado National Monument
Begun during the Great Depression and completed after World War II, scenic Rim Rock Drive remains an eloquent tribute to those who build it. Skilled workers, many from the local area, did the challenging work of drilling, blasting, and masonry while manual labor was done by hard working young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list.
Location. 39° 2.106′ N, 108° 37.824′ W. Marker is near Grand Junction, Colorado, in Mesa County. Marker can be reached from Rim Rock Drive. This marker is near the East Entrance of the Colorado National Monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Junction CO 81507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles Upper Serpents Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Canyon In A Canyon (approx. 3 miles away); Grand Junction Elks Lodge #575 (approx. 4 miles away); St. Regis Hotel (approx. 4.1 miles away); Whitman School (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sampliner’s Dry Goods (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mesa Drug/City Market (approx. 4.1 miles away); Grand Junction News Established (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Junction.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,000 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 16, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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