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

Mathews Drop Dam – Caliente NV

Mathews Drop Dam

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed what is locally known as the “Mathews Drop structure” northeast of Caliente, Nevada. Its construction was meant to “stop gully erosion along the Meadow Valley Wash, slowing floodwaters and stopping head-cutting along a portion… read more