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    • Arizona Highways, July 1991

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, July 1991

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY What it’s like to have been to the mountain.
      03 LETTERS
      04 SPECIAL SECTION Get Wet! The diversity of Arizona’s water recreational opportunities ranges from giant lakes to...
    • CCC enrollee Archie Sosebee on CCC-built retaining wall at Colossal Cave

    • Unknown
    • 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 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 enrollee Roger Vorhees and friend in front of Colossal Cave camp barracks

    • Unknown
    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Arizona--History
    • Roger Vorhees was a truck driver for the CCC and an active participant in the camp’s sports program in track and field. The camp held regular inter-barracks sports competitions and also traveled to other camps to participate in inter-camp athletic...
    • 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 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 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 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...
    • 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.
    • Truck in front of Colossal Cave camp barracks

    • Unknown
    • 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

    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • Oral History with Louis Gradias, April 19, 2011

    • Gradias, Louis
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); Bracero Program; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Louie Gradias was born and raised in Gadsden. His mother was born in Gadsden in 1918 and met and married his father in 1938. They settled in Gadsden, built their own house and farmed the land. Mr. Gradias remembers attending Gadsden Elementary...
    • Oral History with Kenneth Kelley, July 7, 2011

    • Kelley, Kenneth
    • Mohave County (Ariz.)--History; Ranching--Arizona; Agriculture--Arizona
    • Kenneth Kelley comes from a farming and ranching family. He learned how to be an earth mover during the winter when his family was not farming. He shares an interesting past since his birth in 1922.

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