Bryce Canyon National Park in Garfield County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Bryce Canyon Lodge
Union Pacific Railroad served Bryce Canyon well as it grew to national park status. The railroad's vision of the site's potential for tourism culminated in the creation of the "Grand Circle Tour", a tour that traveled to several parks in one trip. One of the stops was Bryce Canyon.
A subsidiary of Union Pacific Railroad, Utah Parks Company purchased the property where the lodge sits. In 1923, they asked architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood to survey the site at Bryce Canyon as well as sites at Cedar Breaks and Zion National Park. In four years time, the Bryce Canyon Lodge and 67 cabins were built. This National Historic Landmark is one of the few Underwood lodges still standing.
With the success of the Grand Circle Tour, Union Pacific Railroad brought a wealth of visitors to Bryce Canyon, helping to pioneer a successful chapter in the National Park Service's history.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 37° 37.628′ N, 112° 10.069′ W. Marker is in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, in Garfield County. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to Bryce Canyon Lodge. Marker is in this post office area: Bryce UT 84764, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Streetscape (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wheeling through the Years (approx. 0.2 miles away); Post-War Service Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bryce Amphitheater (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tropic Pioneers (approx. 4˝ miles away); Bryce Airport (approx. 4.8 miles away); Loseeville (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bryce Canyon National Park.
Regarding Bryce Canyon Lodge. National Register Nomination ID #87001339.
Also see . . .
1. Bryce Canyon Lodge National Historic Landmark Information. (Submitted on February 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bryce Canyon Lodge National Register Nomination. (Submitted on February 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Bryce Canyon National Park. (Submitted on February 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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