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Going-to-the-Sun Road System (1918-1938)

Going-to-the-Sun Road, the first National Park Service transcontinental divide road, had a profound impact on road design policy throughout the National Park system even before it was complete. As the primary circulation route in the park, Going-to-the-Sun Road allows for interpark travel between Yellowstone and the Pacific Northwest, and is an excellent example of a sensitive response to topography and scenic features. The 49-mile road and its associated features are a defined historic district which collectively retain extraordinary integrity and offer nearly the same experience for visitors today as they did during the early years. In 1983 Going-To-The-Sun Road was included in the National Register of Historic Places and in 1985 was made a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.7

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Drawing by Tajda Ivanisevi and Albert Debnam, 1990-1991, National Park Service, Historic American Engineering Record. [Library of Congress reproduction number: HAER, MONT,15-WEGLA,5- (HAER MT-67, sheet 2 of 3)]
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