Tuzigoot National Monument: Excavation and Reconstruction – Clarkdale AZ

Tuzigoot pueblo ruins on hill - Clarkdale AZ

Tuzigoot is an ancient hilltop settlement of the Sinagua people, c 1100-1400 A.D.  It is one of the largest of scores of such settlements throughout the Verde River valley of Northern Arizona.  By the 20th century, the buildings on the… read more

Tucson Mountain Park: Improvements – Tucson AZ

Tucson Mountain Park, created in 1929, was opened to general recreation use in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), working with the Pima County parks agency.  The northern half of the original park was added to the Saguaro National… read more

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area: Picnic, Camping & Other Facilities – Tucson AZ

Saguaro along trail in Sabina Canyon Recreation Area - Tucson AZ

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area is in Coronado National Forest at the northeast corner of Tucson AZ.  At the behest of the city of Tucson and Pima County, it was developed out of former mining and grazing land in the Santa Catalina… read more

Yellowstone National Park Development – WY

“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… read more

Norris Dam State Park – Lake City TN

“Norris Dam State Park is a state park in Anderson County and Campbell County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The park is situated along the shores of Norris Lake, an impoundment of the Clinch River created by the completion… read more

Itasca State Park: Development – Park Rapids MN

Between 1933 and 1942, relief workers stationed at two Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps and one Works Progress Administration (WPA) camp carried out extensive development of Itasca State Park at the headwaters of the Mississippi River.  They constructed 45 buildings… read more

CCC Improvements – Jay Cooke State Park MN

Beginning in 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), working from NPS regional office designs, built new structures and cleared “unneeded or undesirable” buildings, lakes, and ponds. Corpsmen also did landscaping work to improve the camp- and picnic grounds, overlooks, and… read more