Pear Lake Winter Hut – Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks CA

Pear Lake Winter Hut - Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks CA

The Pear Lake Winter Hut was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1939-41 as a ranger station for Sequoia National Park.  It now serves as a ranger station in the summer and as a ski hut for… read more

Pelham Bay Golf Course Improvements – Bronx NY

The New York City Parks Department website declares: “Despite the hardships endured by New Yorkers over the course of the World Wars and the Great Depression, the demand for golf courses increased steadily. Under the tenure of Parks Commissioner Robert… read more

Pelham Bay Park Improvements – Bronx NY

Pelham Bay Park, the largest in the city of New York (three times the size of Central Park), sits on Pelham Bay in the northeast corner of The Bronx. It was established in 1888, when The Bronx was still separate… read more

Peninsula State Park – Fish Creek WI

“A Civilian Conservation Corps Camp of 208 men completes projects like rebuilding Eagle Tower, constructing stone fences, clearing hiking trails and roads, planting trees and refurbishing the ski jump and toboggan run near today’s Nature Center.”  (

Pere Marquette State Park – Grafton IL

“In the 1930s, with the advent of the Great Depression and with the nation’s natural resources in jeopardy due to poor environmental practices, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was created. At Pere Marquette, the CCC built many buildings and shelters,… read more

Perrot State Park – Trempealeau WI

“Perrot State Park is a state park in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area at the confluence of the Trempealeau and Mississippi Rivers. The 1,270-acre (514 ha) park features spectacular views of steep limestone bluffs and the river valleys.” CCC work: roads, campground,… read more

Perry High School (former) Athletic Field – Pittsburgh PA

A project involving construction of an athletic field at Perry High School (now Perry Traditional Academy) was undertaken in 1936 as part of a New Deal project, sponsored by the Public Works Administration (PWA). The PWA provided a $17,994 grant for the project, whose… read more

Petersburg National Battlefield Development – Petersburg VA

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted numerous projects at what is now Petersburg National Battlefield, as detailed in Wallace and Conway’s “A History of Petersburg National Battlefield,” developing infrastructure, creating illustrations for the museum, and… read more