Staff Residential Area – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Staff residences near utility area - Rocky Mountain National Park CO

The New Deal contributed many residential buildings for park staff at Rocky Mountain National Park, particularly in the large cluster of housing next to the utility area – the main maintenance station for the park which is near the Beaver… read more

Campground Improvements – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Entrance station at Aspenglen Campground - Rocky Mountain National Park CO

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) made improvements to three of the existing campgrounds in Rocky Mountain National Park: Endovalley, Aspenglen and Glacier Basin.  These three were the most popular campgrounds at the time and their facilities were antiquated, so CCC… read more

Fish Ponds – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Sheep Lakes in Horseshoe Park - Rocky Mountain National Park CO

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was active in Rocky Mountain National Park during the whole of the program’s lifetime, 1933 to 1942.  There were four main camps in the park. The CCC participated in a fish-restocking program, which the National… read more

Recreational Development – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Mt Julian and Mt Ida from Trail Ridge road summit - Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Rocky Mountain National Park was established in 1915 to preserve a spectacular section of the highest peaks of the Rocky Mountains.  Several new additions to the park have been made over the years, until it reached its present size of… read more

Sherman Guard Station – Bridger-Teton National Forest WY

Renovated Sherman Guard Station – Bridger-Teton National Forest WY

In 1933, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers stationed in the Bridger-Teton National Forest constructed three new buildings for the Sherman Guard Station, including an office, garage/shop, and an outhouse. Originally used as a yearlong headquarters for the Sherman Ranger District,… read more

Guy W. Talbot State Park Improvements – Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area OR

Latourell Falls in Guy W. Talbot State Park - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area OR

Guy W. Talbot State Park, also known as Latourell Falls State Park, entered the Oregon State Park system in 1929 when the Talbot family donated 125 acres of land adjacent to Latourell Falls. Significant development of the park, however, began… read more