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Colossal Cave Mountain Park's Civilian Conservation Corps Images
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    • Truck in front of Colossal Cave camp barracks

    • Truck in front of Colossal Cave camp barracks
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    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • This U.S. Army truck was assigned to the CCC and marked with "U.S.-C.C.C. 33487" on its tailgate. The U.S. flag was raised up the camp’s flagpole each morning.
    • Trails and steps installed by CCC in Colossal Cave

    • 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.
    • Panoramic view of Colossal Cave CCC tent camp

    • Panoramic view of Colossal Cave CCC tent camp
    • Unknown
    • 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.
    • 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,...
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...

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