Glenwood Springs in Garfield County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
CCC Men Built Improvements for Glenwood
In the 1930's, America was mired in a deep economic depression. As part of his New Deal program, President Franklin Roosevelt implemented government programs designed to create employment and to stabilize the national economy.
One program, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), had an enormous impact on Glenwood Springs.
On October 1, 1934, CCC Camp 826 was established on what is today's Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs. The camp's five barracks housed 200 men. The camp also contained a mess hall, recreation hall, bathhouse, latrine, headquarters building, library and Army garage.
CCC Camp 826 completed many projects during its years in Glenwood Springs including improving Hanging Lake Trail, building a road on Lookout Mountain, improving the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport and erecting lift towers for the Red Mountain Ski Area.
For many men, the experiences of CCC bettered their future. They and Glenwood Springs were never the same.
I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American People.Franklin D. Roosevelt
Left: The barracks and tents of the Civilian Conservation Corps camp stood on what is now Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs.
Middle: The mess hall,
Erected 2012 by Frontier Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 39° 32.796′ N, 107° 19.472′ W. Marker is in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, in Garfield County. Marker is on 8th Street east of Grand Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on the side of the Glenwood Chamber Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 802 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs CO 81601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Healthy Atmosphere Rehabilitated Soldiers (here, next to this marker); "The First National Bank Building" (here, next to this marker); Immigrants Found Future in Colorado (here, next to this marker); David Delaplane, Father of Colorado Mountain College (here, next to this marker); When Snow Slides Closed the Canyon (a few steps from this marker); And Devereux Said Unto Glenwood, "Let There Be Light" (a few steps from this marker); Water for Glenwood Springs (a few steps from this marker); When the Railroads Arrived in Glenwood Springs (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenwood Springs.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.