Civilian Conservation Corps Photographs
Civilian Conservation Corps operated a camp in the Chisos Basin, developing facilities for the future national park.
At any one time, as many as two hundred young men between the ages of 18-25 worked, and played, in what is now Big Bend National Park. Their contribution to the infrastructure of the park was a critical step in the establishment of the national park here.
These photographs capture the life and work of the boys who served in the camp.
Did You Know?
Big Bend National Park contains the most representative example of the Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem in the United States. The park’s river, desert, and mountain environments support an extraordinary richness of biological diversity, including endemic plants and animals. More...