Blast from the past – Zion National Park East Entrance with an historic Chevrolet

March 15, 2019 - Comment

Blast from the past – Zion National Park East Entrance with an historic Chevrolet Image by Al_HikesAZ We went on a camping and hiking trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. This is the Zion National Park East Entrance monument sign. It was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) around 1933.

Blast from the past – Zion National Park East Entrance with an historic Chevrolet
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Image by Al_HikesAZ
We went on a camping and hiking trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park.

This is the Zion National Park East Entrance monument sign. It was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) around 1933. There was a rally of these vintage Chevrolet and Ford Model T automobiles and I happened to be in the right place at almost the right time. [edit Thanks to Kurt for pointing out that this is a Chevrolet. Anybody remember the Dinah Shore jingle "See the USA in your Chevrolet"?]

www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_buildings_and_structures…
The East and South Entrance Signs are individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The signs comprise two locally-quarried red sandstone pillars flanking the east and south entrance road, with a horizontal log projecting from one pylon supporting a sign. The signs were designed by the National Park Service Branch of Plans and Designs in 1936 and was built by Civilian Conservation Corps labor from Camp NP-2. They were altered in 1940 to the design of Park Service architects H.W. Young and A.C. Kuehl.[10][11] The sign reflects a consistent design theme that was developed for many park structures in Zion.[12] The signs are individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with the east sign listed on July 7, 1987 with reference number 86003710 and the south sign on February 14, 1987 as 86003713. 37°14′7″N 112°52′7″W (east) and 37°12′4.7″N 112°59′18.8″W (south).[5]

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_State_Route_9

State Route 9 (SR-9) is a state highway in southern Utah, serving Zion National Park. It starts at the western terminus at exit 16 on I-15. It passes through Zion National Park, ending at the eastern junction with US-89. The entire length of the highway has been designated the Zion Park Scenic Byway.[2] There is a fee to travel through Zion National Park, but the highway is open to private vehicles year-round. A separate fee is required for vehicles 7’10" wide and/or 11’4" tall or larger. This fee pays for a ranger to stop traffic from the other side of the Zion – Mt. Carmel Tunnel to allow the larger vehicles to pass through.[3] There is a smaller tunnel in Zion National Park that does not require an escort. Commercial vehicles are prohibited from using SR-9[4] and are directed to use SR-20 instead.

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