Monument Seeks Stories
September 19 is the 75th anniversary of the summit road being open to the public. As part of Legends Weekend, there will be an anniversary celebration on Saturday, September 15.
The monument is extending an invitation to people who worked on the road or have heard stories of the construction from relatives to share their stories during the celebration. Does anyone know what it was like to carve the tunnels by hand? What was it like to hike to the top to level the parking lot? These are just a couple of topics that could be talked about starting at 1:00 pm in the Landmark Room along with a cake cutting to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this historic road.
Earlier in the day the road will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony.Vintage autos from local clubs will be the first vehicles up the road.
Help us celebrate!
Please contact Lesley Gaunt or A.J. Legault at 308-436-9700 for more information about the event.
Did You Know?
The third tunnel called for two one-way roads with a center wall between the two. This plan was abandoned due to the softness of the brule and sandstone material and the third tunnel is now the same as the others.