Post-War Service Station

Post-War Service Station (HMR4P)

Location: Bryce, UT 84764 Garfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 37.752', W 112° 10.01'

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In 1924, when the park was first established, visitors for that year totaled 17,213. A remote locale, poor access, limited on-site accommodations, and few car owners allowed only the elite and the adventurous to come to Bryce Canyon. Twenty years later, this scenario would be quite different.

This Standard Oil service station, completed in 1948, was Bryce Canyon's response to its growing popularity. Tourists and their cars had increased by a factor of ten. As another twenty years passed, the concern of traffic congestion and the growing number of service stations outside of the park rendered the station obsolete. The station was closed in 1988, but is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a testament to the past and the ever-changing future.
HM NumberHMR4P
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 12:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 397039 N 4165315
Decimal Degrees37.62920000, -112.16683333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 37.752', W 112° 10.01'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 37' 45.12" N, 112° 10' 0.60" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5709 Rim Trail, Bryce UT 84764, US
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