National Geographic : 1932 Jul
COLORADO, A BARRIER THAT BECAME A GOAL . u ulvwrau uy . . . UCTU CHRISTIANITY'S HOLY SYMBOL IS BLAZONED IN SNOW ON A MAJESTIC MOUNTAIN The Mount of the Holy Cross has been an inspiration to thousands, although it is known chiefly through its photographs. Because of its hitherto inaccessible location, probably not one in a thousand of the throngs of visitors to Colorado has seen this noble peak. In 1929 President Hoover created the Holy Cross National Monument, embracing the face of the mountain on which the cross appears. A road now being built will make it possible to reach by automobile a vantage point from which the great snow cross can be viewed. The mountain is supposed to have been given its name by early French fur traders. The cross is formed by deep ravines filled with snow. The upright is approximately 2,000 feet in length.