Friday, March 31, 2017

Guernsey State Park - Happy Birthday CCC

The Civilian Conservation Corps was created on this day, March, 31, in 1933. A week later they were up and running and by May of 1934 the CCC began the building of Guernsey State Park. 
CCC Worker Statue and the CCC Museum

The first camp at Guernsey was Camp RS-1, which soon was titled Camp BR-9, the first North Platte River Project Camp in Wyoming. The camp was established on May 21, 1934, during the third of the CCCs six-month enrollment periods. 
The Castle on the North Bluff

The camp at Guernsey was a multiple joint project among the Bureau of Reclamation, The National Park Service and the Corps.
Stoney Gate and Spillway built
by the Bureau of Reclamation

When the corps came to Guernsey the dam was seven years old and had no recreational offerings.
Sitting Bull Picnic Shelter
By 1936 the Civilian Conservation Corps reached its high point employing more than 600,000 people across the United States. 
Inside the Museum

Want to read more about the Civilian Conservation Corps and the building of Guernsey State Park? Take a look at my book on Amazon here. The book is also available in many Wyoming bookstores and can be checked out at several local libraries.
The view from the CCC built Brimmer Point - atop Powell Mountain

Available as this nice looking, lay on your coffee table
book, or as an eBook

You can take a look at all of my books here

On a cool day in front of the Museum