CCC Men Built Improvements for Glenwood

CCC Men Built Improvements for Glenwood (HM29ME)

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 Garfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 32.796', W 107° 19.472'

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In the 1930's, America was mired in a deep economic depression. As part of his New Deal program, President Franklin Roosevelt implemented government programs designed to create employment and to stabilize the national economy.

One program, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), had an enormous impact on Glenwood Springs.

On October 1, 1934, CCC Camp 826 was established on what is today's Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs. The camp's five barracks housed 200 men. The camp also contained a mess hall, recreation hall, bathhouse, latrine, headquarters building, library and Army garage.

CCC Camp 826 completed many projects during its years in Glenwood Springs including improving Hanging Lake Trail, building a road on Lookout Mountain, improving the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport and erecting lift towers for the Red Mountain Ski Area.

For many men, the experiences of CCC bettered their future. They and Glenwood Springs were never the same.

I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American People.Franklin D. Roosevelt

Photo captions:
Left: The barracks and tents of the Civilian Conservation Corps camp stood on what is now Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs.
Middle: The mess hall,



Christmas 1937.
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HM NumberHM29ME
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Placed ByFrontier Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 300261 N 4380016
Decimal Degrees39.54660000, -107.32453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.796', W 107° 19.472'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 47.76" N, 107° 19' 28.32" W
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Area Code(s)970
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 802 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs CO 81601, US
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