Entrance Portal Studies, Longhorn Cavern State Park, c. 1935

Studies show the thought process behind the concept of incorporating a cross-section of the actual cave into the design of the limestone entrance portal off of State Highway 66 (now 281). The Type C concept won approval of NPS inspector George L. Nason and State Parks Board Chairman David E. Colp. CCC enrollees constructed the portal according to that configuration.

Texas Parks and Wildlife/Texas State Library and Archives

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