Guernsey in Platte County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Civilian Conservation Corps
An extensive network of trail was originally planned and partially built during the operation of the CCC camp. Ever since that time hiking and trail use has been a major feature at Guernsey State Park.
Erected by Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 42° 18.202′ N, 104° 47.28′ W. Marker is in Guernsey, Wyoming, in Platte County. Marker is at Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guernsey WY 82214, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Guernsey Tunnel No. 2 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Guernsey-Wendover Cutoff (approx. ¼ mile away); Brimmer Point (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Million Dollar Biffy" (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Castle (approx. 1.2 miles away); Guernsey State Park Museum (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Oregon Trail (approx. 2.5 miles away); Rifle Pit Hill (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Guernsey.
More about this marker. This marker is located in Guernsey State Park.
Also see . . . Guernsey Museum Digitization Project - Wyoming State Parks & Historic Sites. The CCCs were primarily out of work young men, between the ages of 17 and 25, that were hired by the federal government to work on public projects. Guernsey is one of the first places where the CCC workers were allowed to perform skilled labor. Until this time, CCC workers were viewed as general laborers suitable for forestry and soil conservation activities. (Submitted on October 4, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016.