Grand Canyon National Park: CCC Camps – Grand Canyon AZ

Description

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: #818, 819, 847, 2543, 2833, 3318 and 4814.  Grand Canyon National Park received more development funds and labor from the Civilian Conservation Corps than any other location in Arizona.

CCC enrollees built many of the recreation facilities still in use today, such as paths, trails, roads, shelters, and campgrounds, along with basic infrastructure, such as telephone lines, electric lines, water pipes and sewer systems.  

Notably, the CCC teams added a trans-canyon telephone line connecting the North and South rims in 1935 and extended telephone and electric lines east from Grand Canyon Village to Desert View.

 

 

 

Source notes

https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/historyculture/ccc.htm

http://content.library.arizona.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/NewDeal/id/184/rec/18

 

 

Project originally submitted by Shaina Potts on January 2, 2013.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Coordinates: 36.09784, -112.1200

One comment on “Grand Canyon National Park: CCC Camps – Grand Canyon AZ

  1. Dale Porray

    My family lived at the South Rim 1948-1953 … Dad was the first full-time minister at the South Rim (a National Council of Churches posting). His office was in the Community Building; services were held in the main hall of the building. The building also served as the movie theater, and the “winter-over” families held pot-luck dinners upstairs during the winter months. Our house was a converted CCC barracks building. Good times back then; lots of memories still (even though they’re fading!).

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