Chiricahua National Monument – Willcox AZ

Description

“Chiricahua National Monument was constructed by a single Civilian Conservation Corps camp, NM2A, between 1934 and 1940. These young men reconstructed the Massai Point Road and built the trails, campground structures and visitor center, the lookout on Sugarloaf Peak, and the exhibit building on Massai Point. The buildings were assembled from boulders or blocks quarried from native welded tuff (hardened ash) found in the surrounding mountains. Designed in the National Park Service Rustic style, the buildings sit low and close to the landscape mimicking the surrounding rock environment and have been screened with native vegetation. A CCC exhibit in the visitor center offers information about the enrollees of camp NM2A. Remains of their campsite are found in Silver Spur Meadows.” (http://content.library.arizona.edu)

Source notes

http://content.library.arizona.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/NewDeal/id/181/rec/10

"The New Deal in Arizona: Connections to Our Historic Landscape," University of Arizona, The New Deal in Arizona Chapter of the National New Deal Preservation Association. 
http://www.library.arizona.edu/newdeal/map.html

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Location Info


Chiricahua National Monument
Willcox, AZ

Location notes: The map indicates the approximate location of CCC structures in Chiricahua National Monument.

Coordinates: 32.0077023, -109.361331

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