Wildrose Summer Headquarters – Death Valley National Park CA

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was present in the newly-minted Death Valley National Monument  from 1933 to 1942.  As one of their many projects, the CCC ‘boys’ constructed a summer headquarters and residential area for the National Park Service at… read more

Young Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, and Fairlawn Avenue SE Sewers – Washington DC

In 1940, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) installed sewers on Young Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, and Fairlawn Avenue in the district’s southeast quadrant. The precise location is unknown, but these are probably storm sewers installed that connect to the outfall visible just… read more

Zion National Park: Virgin River Rip Rap – Washington County UT

Several revetments (rock flood walls) along the Virgin River in Zion National Park’s main canyon were installed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).  Unfortunately, this kind of flood control work was a hopeless endeavor and most of the revetments were washed-out. Where they remain, however, they channelized the… read more