Yellowstone National Park Development – WY

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“The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal relief agency for young men, played a major role” in the development of Yellowstone National Park “between the years 1933–42 in developing Yellowstone facilities. CCC projects included reforestation, campground development of many of the park’s trails and campgrounds, trail construction, fire hazard reduction, and fire-fighting work. The CCC built the majority of the early visitor centers, campgrounds and the current system of park roads.”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_National_Park

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Location Info


Yellowstone National Park, WY

Location notes: General location marker for park

Coordinates: 44.4, -110.6

2 comments on “Yellowstone National Park Development – WY

  1. Laurie Morrissey

    My grandfather, who died in April 2002, was one of the Civil Conservation Corps workers who helped build Yellowstone National Park. I have a large group photo of the men. I plan on visiting Yellowstone in early August and will scan a copy of the photo and will give it to the press contact there at the park. If you’re interested, I can send your organization an electronic version of the photo, too, if you’re interested.

  2. Anne Foster

    “The CCC built the majority of the early visitor centers, campgrounds and the current system of park roads.” This is actually not true. The CCC built no permanent buildings in Yellowstone although they did assist with some construction projects such as walls, docks, and their own camps. The road system was designed and constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers beginning in the 1890s and largely completed by the 1910s. The CCCs assisted with road repairs and maintenance. See the Annual Reports of the Superintendents online here: https://archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Aclemson%20Yellowstone%20annual

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