A CCC Park Reopens in Missouri

Cutting the ribbon on the newly-reopened Jensen's PointJensen Point, a Pacific, Missouri, park overlooking famed Route 66, has reopened to the public. The site, constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 1770 in 1939, has been closed for the past 25 years, during which time it fell into disrepair. A recent blog post for the Washington Missourian details the history and recent preservation efforts to save the park. Thanks to the work of citizen Wayne Winchester, city government, and the St. Louis County Municipal Parks Grant Commission, Jensen Point has now been returned to a position of prominence in Pacific and preserved for future visitors–including you!

Gabriel Milner is Project Manager for The Living New Deal. He is a trained cultural historian who teaches courses in U.S. History at the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University.

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