Friday, December 16, 2011
Civilian Conservation Corps in Big Bend National Park
In the early 1930s, the CCC built an all-weather access road into the Chisos Mountains Basin. They surveyed and built the seven-mile road using only picks, shovels, rakes, and a dump truck, which they loaded by hand. They scraped, dug, and blasted 10,000 truck loads of earth and rock and constructed 17 stone culverts, still in use today along the Basin road."
Thanks to our friends at the Portal To Texas History and Marfa Public Library, this image has been saved for all to enjoy! The Portal also has an entire section for educators on the CCC in their Resources 4 Educators section. Click here!
To learn more about the CCC in Big Bend National Park, click here.
To see more photographs of the CCC working in Big Bend National Park, on the park's website