La Purísima Mission State Historic Park: Twin CCC Camps – Lompoc CA

Two Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps were established at what is today the La Purísima Mission State Historical Park: Camp La Purísima and Camp Lompoc.  They were built back-to-back on the mesa above La Purísima Mission, but housed two separate companies… read more

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park: Painting and Sculpture – Lompoc CA

WPA artist painting pulpit in chapel, La Purísima Mission State Park - Lompoc CA

As part of the New Deal reconstruction of Mission La Purisima, the Federal Arts Project (FAP) of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was asked to send in professional painters to finish the interior of the buildings. In 1938, FAP artists… read more