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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:51 PM

15. A little history on that section of road

Before the 1960's, the road, and Page itself were not there.

Once the Bureau of Reclamation had decided on the Glen Canyon Damsite (basically on the Utah-Arizona border), they needed access to it. They told Utah and Arizona whomever built their section of the road first would get the town the Bureau would build to support the dam. (Of course, without telling either state they had already arranged a land swap with the Navajo Nation for the mesa that Page sits on.

That section of road was built in record speed - a wonder it hasn't collapsed before.

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