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Leeds in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Leeds CCC Camp

Utah Historic Site

 

—National Register —

 
Leeds CCC Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mh, February 25, 2012
1. Leeds CCC Camp Marker
Inscription. Built in 1933, the Leeds Civilian Conservation Corps Camp is significant as perhaps the best remaining example of a CCC camp in Utah. These camps were typically built of relatively temporary frame construction, and the surviving buildings and features such as the stone terraces at the Leeds camp present a unique, if somewhat limited, view of these important facilities. The economic impact of the Great Depression was especially severe in Utah where unemployment averaged 25 percent during the 1930s and was once as high as 36 percent. Because of the pressing need for conservation work, such as flood control, water resource development, etc., in the arid climate of southern Utah, the CCC work projects were of great importance locally.

Approximately 250 men were housed in frame barracks that were located to the southwest with other buildings such as a mess hall, library, and showers. The remaining stone structures are but a few of those originally built. The men were typically from out-of-state and served in the CCC for 9 to 12 months. Temporary remote “spike” camps were established near many of the actual construction projects. The Leeds CCC Camp was closed in 1942, and most of the frame buildings were removed before 1950.
 
Erected 1993 by Division of State History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location.
Leeds CCC Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mh, February 25, 2012
2. Leeds CCC Camp Marker
Marker is visible mounted on a pole to the left.
37° 14.071′ N, 113° 22.051′ W. Marker is in Leeds, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from West Mulberry Lane north of South Main Street (Utah Route 228), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 West Mulberry Lane, Leeds UT 84746, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leeds Historic CCC Camp (here, next to this marker); "They Were Poor, Hungry, and They Built to Last" (a few steps from this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps, Leeds, Utah (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Schoolhouse to Town Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Tale of Three Towns (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. John's Church / Bishop Lawrence J. Scanlan (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mile-long Main Street (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wells Fargo and Company Express Building (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Leeds.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkMan-Made Features
 
Leeds CCC Camp Building image. Click for full size.
By Mh, February 25, 2012
3. Leeds CCC Camp Building
Leeds CCC Camp Blacksmith Shop Building image. Click for full size.
By Mh, February 25, 2012
4. Leeds CCC Camp Blacksmith Shop Building
"They Were Poor, Hungry, and They Built to Last" image. Click for full size.
By Mh, February 25, 2012
5. "They Were Poor, Hungry, and They Built to Last"
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Civilian Conservation Corps, Leeds, Utah image. Click for full size.
By Mh, February 25, 2012
6. Civilian Conservation Corps, Leeds, Utah
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