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Green Mountain Dam - Grand Lake CO

Colorado-Big Thompson Water Project – Grand Lake CO

Date added: September 4, 2022

The Colorado-Big Thompson Project (C-BTP) is a massive water storage and transfer project for agriculture, cities and power generation. It involves dams and reservoirs on the west side of the Rocky Mountains’ Front Range to collect water from the upper… read more

Former Paonia High School (with 1959 addition on the left) - Paonia CO

Paonia High School (former) – Paonia CO

Date added: August 16, 2022

The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a grant that covered about half the cost of building a new high school in Paonia CO in 1938-39.  The school closed when a new high school was constructed in the neighboring town of… read more

Amphitheater at Aspenglen Campground - Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Aspenglen Amphitheater – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Date added: August 14, 2022

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was active in Rocky Mountain National Park throughout the New Deal era, 1933-42.  Among the other works undertaken by CCC enrollees was the construction of three amphitheaters, at Aspenglen Campground, Moraine Park Museum and Glacier… read more

Entrance station at Aspenglen Campground - Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Campground Improvements – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Date added: August 14, 2022

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) made improvements to three of the existing campgrounds in Rocky Mountain National Park: Endovalley, Aspenglen and Glacier Basin.  These three were the most popular campgrounds at the time and their facilities were antiquated, so CCC… read more

Sheep Lakes in Horseshoe Park - Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Fish Ponds – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Date added: August 14, 2022

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was active in Rocky Mountain National Park during the whole of the program’s lifetime, 1933 to 1942.  There were four main camps in the park. The CCC participated in a fish-restocking program, which the National… read more

Trail Ridge Store and Cafe - Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Trail Ridge Store – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Date added: August 13, 2022

In 1935, enrollees in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed a “museum, curios shop and coffee house” at Fall River Pass. Other CCC ‘boys’ came back in 1939 and added an extension to the building for toilets and a water… read more

Land's End Observatory - Grand Mesa C

Land’s End Observatory – Grand Mesa CO

Date added: August 10, 2022

In the 1936-37, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) helped the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) build the stone observatory (later visitor’s center) at Land’s End on the western tip of Grand Mesa. It was built in the Rustic Style popular in… read more

Land's End Road - Grand Mesa CO

Land’s End Road – Grand Mesa CO

Date added: August 10, 2022

The Land’s End road up the western end of Grand Mesa was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933-34.  The main builders were 200 veterans enrolled in the CCC, who worked out of a CCC seasonal tent camp… read more

Fruita Middle School - Fruita CO

Fruita Middle School – Fruita CO

Date added: August 7, 2022

The town of Fruita, Colorado received a Public Works Administration (PWA) grant of over $70,000 that covered almost half the cost of a new Fruita High School, begun in 1935 and completed in 1936.  The building is now used as… read more

Carlson Elementary School - Idaho Springs CO

Carlson Elementary School – Idaho Springs CO

Date added: August 7, 2022

The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a grant of $49,090 for a new high school for the town of Idaho Springs, Colorado. Total cost of the school, which was constructed in 1937,  was $109,885. The school is a 2-story brick… read more