• Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Trailside Museum - Ellensburg WA
    While constructing central Washington's Vantage Highway in 1927, road workers uncovered the fossil remains of a diverse petrified forest. Over several years, local geologist George Beck advocated for the need to create a state park for preservation purposes. That goal was achieved in 1935 and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees began work to realize Beck's vision. From 1935 through 1938, the CCC developed the park. This work included unearthing and protecting the petrified logs in the park area as well as building structures for the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park. The National Park Service designed the structures and guided the CCC...
  • Waterworks and Sewer System Development - Ellensburg WA
    A waterworks and sewer system construction project was undertaken in 1933 with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. PWA Docket No. WA 1845