“With dynamite and heavy equipment, Camp Paradise crews widened and improved several roads, including a thirty-five-mile stretch over the eight thousand-foot Hinkey Summit that connected Paradise Valley with U.S. Route 95. The CCC work was impressive and aesthetically pleasing. For example, Camp Paradise stonemasons built more than one hundred rock-masonry bridges and abutments along Hinkey Summit. Enrollees also fenced the twenty-eight-mile perimeter of the forest reserve around their camp.”
–The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada
Renee Corona Kolvet and Victoria Ford, The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada: From Boys to Men. University of Nevada Press, 2006. Pgs. 124.
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