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Near Brian Head in Iron County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

A Lasting Legacy

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

— Cedar Breaks National Monument —

 
 
A Lasting Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 27, 2016
1. A Lasting Legacy Marker
Inscription.  The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), established by President Franklin Roosevelt, provided work for young unemployed men during the Great Depression. From 1934 to 1938, small groups of "CCC boys" worked to construct roads, scenic overlooks, a visitor center, and other facilities for a newly designated national monument known as Cedar Breaks. Many of these are still enjoyed by visitors today.

Not far from where you are standing, the CCC boys lived in a temporary camp during the summer months. For their hard work, enrollees earned $30 each month and were required to send $25 of it to their families.

The legacy of the CCC lives all over the country. Across our public lands, the work these men accomplished during the Great Depression has stood the test of time.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included
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in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
 
Location. 37° 37.23′ N, 112° 49.704′ W. Marker is near Brian Head, Utah, in Iron County. Marker is on Utah Route 148, 3.1 miles south of Utah Route 143, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located beside the sidewalk at the Sunset View Overlook in Cedar Breaks National Monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brian Head UT 84719, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Listen! Can You Hear the Echoes? (approx. 2˝ miles away); Ashdown Gorge Wilderness (approx. 3 miles away); Cinder Cone - Lava Flows (approx. 4˝ miles away); Sylvanus Cyrus Hulet (approx. 13.8 miles away); Hornet Hill Monument (approx. 13.9 miles away); Jones Iron Works Park (approx. 15.1 miles away); Enoch Schoolhouse and Tithing Office (approx. 15.1 miles away); Johnson's Fort (approx. 15.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brian Head.
 
Also see . . .  The Civilian Conservation Corps at Cedar Breaks. Due to the high elevation, the CCC camp at Cedar Breaks was what was called a “stub camp” and
A Lasting Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 27, 2016
2. A Lasting Legacy Marker
therefore only occupied during the warmer months of the year. The rest of the year, CCCers worked in other camps at lower elevations, in places like Zion National Park. But even then, the weather at Cedar Breaks wasn’t always ideal for working, as member of CCC camp #1966, Henry A Bott Jr. put it: “We got hailed on and we got snowed on, but we had a lot of fun doing the job.” (Submitted on April 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Sunset View Overlook • Cedar Breaks National Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 27, 2016
3. Sunset View Overlook • Cedar Breaks National Monument
(a few steps from marker)
Sunset View Overlook Panorama • Cedar Breaks National Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 27, 2016
4. Sunset View Overlook Panorama • Cedar Breaks National Monument
(a few steps from marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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