Tuesday, March 15, 2016

1903 Kennon Road Construction.

Benguet Road construction crew near Camp 5, Tuba, Benguet ca1903 setting explosives into a sheer cliff of the Bued River Canyon.

''Kennon Road''' (formerly the '''Benguet Road''' and also known as the '''Rosario–Baguio Road''') is a roadway in Benguet provincein the Philippines connecting the mountain city of Baguio to the lowland towns of Rosario and Pugo in La Union province. The project was begun in 1903 and opened for travel on January 29, 1905. It was originally called the Benguet Road and later renamed in honor of its builder, Col. Lyman Walter Vere Kennon of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lyman W.V. Kennon-1917
For travelers coming from Manila or the provinces in the central plains of Luzon, it is the shortest route to Baguio.

Vintage vehicles on their way up to Baguio City. Kennon Road was then known as Benguet Road.

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