CCC Camp (former) – Vernal UT

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) operated multiple camps in Uintah County, Utah, including one at the county fairgrounds in Vernal, now known as Uintah County Western Park.  We do not know the exact years the camp was in place.

Nothing remains of the camp and its structures, as far as we know.

A report on historic sites in and around Vernal, Utah, says that there were several New Deal projects, including street work and sewers in Vernal, work at the dinosaur quarry at Dinosaur National Monument,  41 reservoirs, 150 miles of roads and 20 bridges.  These were done by various New Deal agencies, which are not specified here in that report (Lufkin 2004, p 6).

The CCC would have been involved in rural work, like reservoirs and ponds, fences and corrals, fire-fighting and fire breaks.  The WPA would have carried out the work around the town and at Dinosaur National Monument.

Source notes

Beatric Lufkin, "Historical resources of Vernal/Maeser, Utha, 1879-1985."  National Registry of Historic Places nomination form, National Park Service, 2004. p. 6. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/72000305

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 27, 2016.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


Uintah County Western Park
Vernal, UT 84078

Coordinates: 40.452768, -109.52295

One comment on “CCC Camp (former) – Vernal UT

  1. Dwight Peveler

    My father, William Dallice Peveler, served in the CCC at Vernal. Where can I find information on the camp, pictures, and perhaps any info about his service?

    Thanks

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