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    • Group of CCC enrollees on steps of Barracks #2 at Colossal Cave camp

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    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • A group of CCC enrollees pose in front of Barracks #2 at the Colossal Cave camp. The hand-written note on the back identifies them as Murry, Wring, Thomas Brians, Johnson, Percy Chalk, and A.L. Willoughby. The enrollees were assigned to barracks...
    • CCC enrollees on entrance road to Colossal Cave

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    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • A group of CCC enrollees take a break from their road-building work and pose in front of the "Entrance to Colossal Cave" sign on the entrance road to the cave. Three of the enrollees are sitting in a wheelbarrow, used to move rocks, dirt, and...
    • CCC enrollee Archie Sosebee on CCC-built retaining wall at Colossal Cave

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    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • Archie Sosebee, from Seneca, South Carolina, was a cook, tour guide, camp newspaper reporter, and orchestra member while a CCC enrollee at Colossal Cave. He is reported to have run a small poultry-raising business in camp. Here, in his...
    • CCC  blacksmith John Pritchett in camp's blacksmith shop

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    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • CCC enrollee John Pritchett, from Cumberland, Kentucky, was the camp’s blacksmith, a work crew leader, and instructor in blacksmithing and photography. He was also known as the “Mayor of Sandhill,” the boys’ local weekend going-out...
    • CCC enrollee Reuben Fiske leans on CCC truck at Colossal Cave

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    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • CCC enrollee Reuben Fiske (nicknamed "muy mal hombre” in camp) was a truck driver while in the CCC. His sweatshirt reads "U.S. CCC Co. 0858." The truck's license plate reads "U.S. D.I. 11157 National Park Service."
    • Panoramic view of Colossal Cave CCC tent camp

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    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • Company 858 worked at Colossal Cave from 1934 through 1935. They lived in tents at the Colossal Cave camp site, located on the nearby La Posta Quemada Ranch.
    • CCC enrollees playing basketball outside barracks

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    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • Sports were an important part of camp life for the enrollees. The camp had teams in softball, baseball, basketball, and track and field. Barracks teams would play each other in inter-camp competitions, and camp teams would play other CCC camp teams...
    • CCC enrollees inside Colossal Cave entrance

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    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • The CCC enrollees did a great deal of work inside Colossal Cave. They blasted out tunnels, built trails, installed the lighting system, added handrails, and enlarged the entrance. The CCC enrollees in this photograph are members of the "Wire...
    • CCC enrollee Lee Matass Price in front of Colossal Cave camp barracks

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    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • The CCC enrollees were responsible for keeping the camp area and buildings neat and clean. Walkways between the buildings were landscaped using rocks as boundaries. Native vegetation such as barrel cactus, ocotillo, and cholla were planted around...
    • Trails and steps installed by CCC in Colossal Cave

    • Wallace, Robert
    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • The CCC laid trails and built steps within Colossal Cave so that visitors could tour the cave safely and conveniently. Their work allowed Colossal Cave to become an important tourist attraction, visited by thousands of visitors each year.
    • CCC enrollees on steps of Barracks #3 at Colossal Cave camp

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    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • The Colossal Cave camp had four barracks, which housed fifty enrollees each. A barracks leader kept the men in check. Competition among barracks was stiff, with enrollees vying for bragging rights in inter-barracks sports competitions and in...
    • Panoramic view of Colossal Cave barracks camp

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    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • The Colossal Cave camp was located on the La Posta Quemada Ranch, about ½ mile from Colossal Cave. The camp had four barracks, housing fifty men each. The camp also had officers' quarters, State Park Service office, infirmary, recreational hall,...
    • CCC camp dog "Payday" with construction beams at Colossal Cave parking lot

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    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • The Colossal Cave camp’s mascot was a Jack Russell terrier named "Payday," nicknamed this because he was born on a payday. The CCC enrollees used the beams in this photograph to construct a ramada over the mouth of the cave and cave...
    • CCC friends in front of sign at Colossal Cave camp

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    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • The enrollees formed strong and lasting friendships with one another. Enrollee John Pritchett, second from right in this photograph, was the instructor in the camp's photography class, part of the U.S. Army's educational program for the enrollees. ...
    • Illustration from CCC camp newspaper

    • Miller, Steve
    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • The students in the camp's journalism class produced a camp newspaper. The newspaper contained information on work projects, sports activities, the comings and goings of camp personnel, and plenty of jokes and illustrations about the enrollees....

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