Grand Canyon National Park in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The nearby plaque commemorates an amazing feat achieved by members of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) in the 1930s - construction of a telephone line spanning the entire width of Grand Canyon. One of the poles still stands behind this wall. Beginning in 1934, CCC enrollees worked through winter snow and summer heat to survey and clear a right-of-way roughly following the Bright Angel and North Kaibab trails. Supplied by pack mules, they set 592 galvanized pipe telephone poles and completed stringing the 18 miles (29 km) of copper-weld wire in 1935.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Communications. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
Location. 36° 3.43′ N, 112° 8.334′ W. Marker is in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is located on the Rim Trail, between the Grand Canyon and the Kachina Lodge. 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 walking distance of this marker. Trans-Canyon Telephone Line (a few steps from this marker); Bright Angel Lodge El Tovar Hotel (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Bright Angel Lodge (about 600 feet away); Lookout Studio (about 600 feet away); Buckey O'Neill Cabin (about 600 feet away); Hopi House (about 600 feet away); Santa Fe Depot (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Canyon National Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on November 12, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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