Automobiles Come to Grand Lake

Automobiles Come to Grand Lake (HM2ECU)

Location: Grand Lake, CO 80447 Grand County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 15.095', W 105° 49.411'

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still had to dig the Pass out by hand in Spring.
The State of Colorado began work on Fall River Road in 1913, to allow one to drive from Estes Park to the continental divide. Work was done primarily by hand and at first by convict labor. Building a road from the Grand Lake side through the new Rocky Mountain National Park began in 1917 and was completed by 1920. Automobiles quickly increased visitation. By 1919 "Rocky" was the most visited national park in the country, and newly accessible Grand Lake was busy with overnight visitors.
Grand Lake Area Historical Society · ·
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Date Added Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 10:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 429963 N 4456006
Decimal Degrees40.25158333, -105.82351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 15.095', W 105° 49.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 15' 5.7" N, 105° 49' 24.66" W
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Area Code(s)970
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 725 Lake Ave, Grand Lake CO 80447, US
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