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The CCC and Saguaro National Park West

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

From 1933 to 1941 the Civilian Conservation Corps was extremely active in what was to become Saguaro National Park. Their work provided the opportunity to develop a usable public park at a time when the economy wouldn’t have supported it. The CCC workers built roads, trails and five picnic areas with ramadas, fire pits, tables and restrooms at the park. They also constructed check dams, four windmills and water catchments for wildlife.

NPS Archaeologist Ron Beckwith has been documenting and recording the work of the CCC in the park and will take us to see the remains of Camp Pima which housed the young men as well as several other sites where the remarkable work of these unskilled laborers is still in use.

The sites are all within easy walking distance of the road and on flat terrain. The tour will start at 9 am at the Saguaro West Visitors Center and last a couple of hours. To register contact Katherine Cerino.

 

Details

Date:
December 8
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Katherine Cerino
Phone:
520-907-0884
Email:
kcerino@gmail.com

Venue

Saguaro National Park Red Hills Visitor Center
2700 N Kinney Road
Tucuson, 85743 United States
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Website:
https://www.nps.gov/sagu/index.htm