Painted Desert Inn: Construction – Petrified Forest National Park AZ

Painted Desert Inn - Petrified Forest National Monument AZ

The delightful Painted Desert Inn was created by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), working under the National Park Service (NPS), with a grant from the Public Works Administration (PWA).  They completely rebuilt a private inn called the Stone Tree House,… read more

Painted Desert Inn: Interior Decorations – Petrified Forest National Park AZ

Main room, Painted Desert Inn - Petrified Forest National Monument AZ

The delightful Painted Desert Inn was created by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), working under the National Park Service (NPS), with a grant from the Public Works Administration (PWA), from 1936 to 1940. The design of the Desert Inn by… read more

Roads and Trails – Petrified Forest National Park AZ

Support wall along Rainbow Forest trail - Petrified Forest National Park AZ

A major upgrade of facilities at the Petrified Forest National Monument (now National Park) was undertaken by the New Deal in the 1930s.  The work was carried out from 1933 to 1940 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), under the… read more