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Guernsey in Platte County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Civilian Conservation Corps

 
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
1. Civilian Conservation Corps Marker
Inscription. During the Depression years, under the New Deal program, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Emergency Conservation Work program (later known as the Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC) to employ people in large public works projects. In 1934 two CCC camps (BR-9, Company 844 and BR-10, Company 1858) were established at Guernsey State Park and work began on improvements for the facility. Construction included roadways, foot trails, picnic areas, drinking fountains, fireplaces, boat pier, swimming float, lookout tower and museum. Camp BR-10 was disbanded at the close of December 1935, while the remaining camp functioned until August 7, 1938. Numerous structures and other landscape work were completed prior to the abandonment of this camp.
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
Civilian Conservation Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
2. Civilian Conservation Corps Marker
the intersection of Castle Drive and Brimmer Point Drive, on the right when traveling north on Castle Drive. 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. 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.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEnvironment
 
Civilian Conservation Corps workers constructing the Guernsey museum image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1935
3. Civilian Conservation Corps workers constructing the Guernsey museum
CCC boys work on an adobe building at Mission La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima near Lompoc, image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
4. CCC boys work on an adobe building at Mission La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima near Lompoc,
"CCC Worker" statue near the Guernsey State Park (CCC) museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
5. "CCC Worker" statue near the Guernsey State Park (CCC) museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016.
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