Photo, Print, Drawing Petrified Forest National Park Roads & Bridges, Holbrook, Navajo County, AZ

[ Photos from Survey HAER AZ-58  ]

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Title
Petrified Forest National Park Roads & Bridges, Holbrook, Navajo County, AZ
Contributor Names
Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Bureau of Public Roads
Roosevelt, Theodore
Stevenson, Al
Nelson, William
Pinkley, Frank
Cammerer, Arno B
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fee Railroad
Mather, Stephen
Edwards, Guy D
Peterson, Charles E
Smith, Charles J
Albright, Horace
Roosevelt, Franklin D
Civilian Conservation Corps
Harvey, Frederick Henry
Einstein, Albert
Wirth, Conrad
Hayden, Carl
Udall, Stewart
Christianson, Justine, transmitter
Grogan, Brian, photographer
Fulton, Jean, historian
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1968
Subject Headings
-  roads
-  transportation
-  recreation
-  "Mission 66" program
-  Civilian Conservation Corps
-  Indians of North America
-  concession
-  natural phenomena
-  Arizona -- Navajo County -- Holbrook
-  Arizona -- Apache -- Holbrook Vicinity
Notes
-  Significance: The Petrified Forest National Park is so designated for its scientific and educational value, in addition to its natural scenic beauty. Intersecting, and at times, overlaying, prehistoric and historic transportation corridors, the trunk-and-spur road system simultaneously provides access to, while protecting, petrified wood resources that are some 200 million years in the making. Thoughtful engineering and landscape design features conform to classic National Park Service road standards, including harmony with the surrounding terrain, the obliteration of construction scars, long and sweeping views, gradual grades, and meandering curves. Bridges and culverts are carefully designed as well, characterized by symmetry, utility and unobtrusiveness. The design and construction of the roads and bridges at Petrified Forest National Park reflect larger national trends, including the shift from rail tourism to auto travel and the increasing post-World War II reliance on roads for economic gain, including heritage tourism. The history of their construction reflects the application of New Deal work programs to improve the nation's transportation system, as well as the later infusion of federal funding as part of the "Mission 66" initiative. The roads and bridges reflect the prodigious effort by planners to imbue the American driving experience with education opportunities, scenic beauty and recreational relaxation.
-  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N933
-  Survey number: HAER AZ-58
-  Building/structure dates: HAER AZ-58
Medium
Photo(s): 29
Color Transparencies: 5
Data Page(s): 61
Photo Caption Page(s): 3
Call Number/Physical Location
HAER AZ-58
Source Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
az0476
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
Description
Photo(s): 29 | Color Transparencies: 5 | Data Page(s): 61 | Photo Caption Page(s): 3

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Bureau Of Public Roads, Theodore Roosevelt, Al Stevenson, William Nelson, Frank Pinkley, Arno B Cammerer, et al., Grogan, Brian, photographer. Petrified Forest National Park Roads & Bridges, Holbrook, Navajo County, AZ. Apache Arizona Holbrook Holbrook Vicinity Navajo County, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/az0476/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, C., Bureau Of Public Roads, Roosevelt, T., Stevenson, A., Nelson, W., Pinkley, F. [...] Fulton, J., Grogan, B., photographer. (1968) Petrified Forest National Park Roads & Bridges, Holbrook, Navajo County, AZ. Apache Arizona Holbrook Holbrook Vicinity Navajo County, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/az0476/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al., photographer by Grogan, Brian. Petrified Forest National Park Roads & Bridges, Holbrook, Navajo County, AZ. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/az0476/>.