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Colossal Cave Mountain Park's Civilian Conservation Corps Images
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    • CCC  blacksmith John Pritchett in camp's blacksmith shop

    • CCC blacksmith John Pritchett in camp's blacksmith shop
    • Unknown
    • 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 Harry Perryman on tractor at Colossal Cave camp

    • CCC enrollee Harry Perryman on tractor at Colossal Cave camp
    • Unknown
    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • Tractors were used in the road-building work of the CCC in the area around Colossal Cave. The CCC trained its enrollees in many job skills, such as tractor operation. Many of the CCC tractor operators went on to become tank drivers in World War II.
    • CCC enrollee Henry Neal with truck at Colossal Cave camp

    • CCC enrollee Henry Neal with truck at Colossal Cave camp
    • Unknown
    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • The truck drivers, referred to as “pedal pushers," were an important part of the CCC work crews, transporting enrollees, tools, and supplies. The camp's blacksmith shop, with its high chimney, appears in the background.
    • CCC enrollee Lee Matass Price in front of Colossal Cave camp barracks

    • CCC enrollee Lee Matass Price in front of Colossal Cave camp barracks
    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • CCC enrollee Reuben Fiske leans on CCC truck at Colossal Cave

    • CCC enrollee Reuben Fiske leans on CCC truck at Colossal Cave
    • Unknown
    • 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."
    • CCC enrollees inside Colossal Cave entrance

    • CCC enrollees inside Colossal Cave entrance
    • Unknown
    • 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 enrollees on entrance road to Colossal Cave

    • CCC enrollees on entrance road to Colossal Cave
    • Unknown
    • 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 enrollees on steps of Barracks #3 at Colossal Cave camp

    • CCC enrollees on steps of Barracks #3 at Colossal Cave camp
    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • CCC enrollees playing basketball outside barracks

    • CCC enrollees playing basketball outside barracks
    • Unknown
    • 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 Roy Baker and James Griffith next to CCC camp sign

    • CCC enrollees Roy Baker and James Griffith next to CCC camp sign
    • Unknown
    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • Two CCC enrollees, Roy Baker and James Griffith, pose next to the sign to the CCC camp on the La Posta Quemada Ranch near Colossal Cave. The camp sign identifies the CCC company as 858 and the camp number as SP-10-A. Company 858 worked at Colossal...
    • CCC friends in front of sign at Colossal Cave camp

    • CCC friends in front of sign at Colossal Cave camp
    • Unknown
    • 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. ...
    • Group of CCC enrollees on steps of Barracks #2 at Colossal Cave camp

    • Group of CCC enrollees on steps of Barracks #2 at Colossal Cave camp
    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Illustration from CCC camp newspaper

    • 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....
    • Panoramic view of Colossal Cave barracks camp

    • Panoramic view of Colossal Cave barracks camp
    • Unknown
    • 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,...

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