• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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Civilian Conservation Corps Photographs

From 1934-37 and 1940-42, the 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?

At the top of the Lost Mine Trail

Some people who take the Lost Mine trail in Big Bend National Park may be secretly looking for the lost mine, but most take the climb to enjoy the scenery, vegetation, and wildlife. The rocks are mostly lava, but a few dikes of igneous rock filling fissures are seen along the way. More...