Anacostia Park: Improvements – Washington DC

Anacostia Park - Washington DC

Anacostia Park is one of Washington DC’s two largest parks and recreation areas, along with Rock Creek Park.  It covers over 1200 acres along the Anacostia River from South Capitol Street SE to the Maryland boundary in NE.  The New… read more

CCC Camp NHP-2 (former) – Yorktown VA

Members and award banner, Co. 323, Yorktown, VA

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp NHP-2 was created at Yorktown VA for the purpose of developing the Colonial National Historical Park (Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Battlefield, Colonial Parkway). Camp NHP-2 housed CCC Company 323, which had been formed in Fort Washington, Maryland, in… read more

CCC Camps – Grand Canyon National Park AZ

Company 818 tent camp on the North Rim - Grand Canyon National Park AZ

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was extremely active in Grand Canyon National Park from 1933 to 1942.  There were six CCC camps on the North Rim, South Rim and in the canyon itself and seven companies active over the decade:… read more

Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal National Historical Park – Georgetown DC to Seneca MD

C&O Canal with tour boat in Georgetown - Washington DC

Under the New Deal, the defunct Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal was acquired by the federal government and restored from Georgetown in the District of Columbia (where it enters the Potomac River) to Seneca MD, a distance of 22 miles…. read more

Colonial National Historical Park – Yorktown VA

Replica uniforms made by WPA sewing unit, for CNHP museum - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

Colonial National Historical Park: Archeology – Yorktown VA

Artifacts from CCC archeological work at Colonial National Historical Park - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

Colonial National Historical Park: Building Restoration – Yorktown VA

Lightfoot house, rebuilt by the CCC at CNHP - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

Colonial National Historical Park: Fortifications – Yorktown VA

American battery #2, CNHP - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

Colonial National Historical Park: Landscaping – Yorktown VA

CCC moving trees at CNHP - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

Colonial Parkway – Yorktown VA

Colonial Parkway Entrance

Colonial Parkway is part of the National Park Service’s Colonial National Historical Park. It is a scenic 23-mile parkway that links together Virginia’s Historic Triangle of colonial-era communities: Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. Different portions of the parkway were built between 1930 and… read more

Fall River Entrance Ranger Station – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Fall River entrance ranger residence, Rocky Mountain National Park CO

In 1936, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed three buildings for what was then called the Bighorn Ranger Station at the east entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park – which was the original entrance on this side of the park…. read more

General Improvements – Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks CA

A giant sequoia in General Grant Grove -Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks CA

Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Parks were created separately, but because they are contiguous they are administered today by the National Park Service (NPS) as a single unit. Sequoia was the third national park, created in 1893, while Kings… read more

General Improvements – Yosemite National Park CA

The New Deal vastly improved Yosemite National Park in California, which has long been the showpiece of the national park system.  Several federal agencies operated in the park from 1933 to 1942, under the general supervision of the National Park… read more

Grand Canyon Village Improvements – Grand Canyon Village AZ

CCC rock wall along Rim Trail - Grand Canyon Village AZ

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was extremely active in Grand Canyon National Park throughout the New Deal. The CCC enrollees worked under the direction of the National Park Service (NPS) and some of the projects were funded by the Public… read more