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?
According to legend, those who search for the Lost Mine in Big Bend National Park, must stand in the chapel doorway of the old Presidio de San Vicente on Easter morning and look toward the Chisos Mountains. The spot where the sun's rays first light the peaks is the hidden doorway to the lost mine. More...