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Visual Evidence

Photo 1: Glacier National Park, area near Logan Pass, ca. 1930. [Photo 1] with link to larger version of photo.
(National Park Service)

Photo 2: Building the Granite Creek retaining wall, ca. 1927. [Photo 2] with link to larger version of photo.
(National Park Service)

Questions for Photos 1 and 2

1. Photo 1 shows what the area that Frank Kittredge was surveying looked like. How does this view compare with what you expected based on the information you have learned so far?

2. What questions would you ask and what kinds of information do you think you would need to make decisions about where to build a road in an area like this?

3. Locate the stone retaining wall shown in Photo 2 on Drawing 1. Half of the roadway is cut into the rock, the other half is supported by the bridge. The decision to build Going-to-the-Sun Road along the Garden Wall made this kind of construction necessary. Why do you think this route was more expensive to build than the route proposed by Goodwin?

* The photos on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 1 and Photo 2, but be aware that each file will take as much as 32 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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