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?
Sotol is a plant found in the middle elevations of Big Bend National Park. The sotol plant is a crowded cluster of ribbonlike leaves up to three feet long, with sawtooth margins. In April and May, the plants produce a stalk 10-20 feet high which gives sotol a second name - Desert Candle. More...