CCC Camp – Petrified Forest National Park AZ

Project type: Federal Facilities, CCC Camps
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Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) first arrived in Petrified Forest National Monument in 1933, setting up camp at Rio Puerco.  There seems to have been a pause before a new company arrived in 1936 and another in 1938.  The camp numbers were PNM-1 and 2 and one of the companies was #3342.

During their time in the Petrified Forest, the CCC enrollees built the Painted Desert Inn, two groups of ranger residences, the trail system, and a water pipeline, as well as paving and improving the park’s roads.

Petrified Forest became a National Park in 1962.

Source notes

History panels on the CCC in Petrified Forest at the Painted Desert Inn.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrified_Forest_National_Park

Project originally submitted by Richard Walker on April 30, 2022.
Additional contributions by Joan Greer.

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Location Info


near Rio Puerco
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 86028

Location notes: precise location unknown

Coordinates: 34.9793024, -109.799816

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