In 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built a path on the east side of the main road up to a viewing platform. The CCC built the construction in stones that face west toward the Throne of the Patriarchs. It is still intact, with modest rock work and the original concrete pathway. The Great White Throne Overlook was the last CCC project in Zion before Congress cut the CCC funding.
Wayne Hinton (with Elizabeth Green): With Picks, Shovels & Hope: The CCC and Its Legacy in the Colorado Plateau. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Company (2008).
Project originally submitted by Richard Walker on August 25, 2016.
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