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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.


Last updated: February 24, 2015

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