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Near Lake Arthur in Chaves County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Civilian Conservation Corps

Lake Arthur Campsite

 
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. Civilian Conservation Corps Marker
Inscription.  The Civilian Conservation Corps was established to provide employment for the nation's young men during the Great Depression of the 1930's. More than 50,000 were enrolled in the program in New Mexico between 1933 and 1942. CCC enrollees at the Lake Arthur camp improved grazing lands, and developed water sources for livestock and wildlife.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCharity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps series list.
 
Location. 32° 59.014′ N, 104° 26.399′ W. Marker is near Lake Arthur, New Mexico, in Chaves County. Marker is on U.S. 285 one mile north of State Road 438, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Arthur NM 88253, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Artesia (approx. 6.4 miles away); Blackdom Townsite (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Derrick Floor
<i>Back of </i>Civilian Conservation Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. Back of Civilian Conservation Corps Marker
Points of Interest
New Mexico's Historic Markers typically have a map on the back side showing the location of other OSHM's. This is an excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and locations.
(approx. 10 miles away); First Lady of Artesia (approx. 10.1 miles away); Independent Spirit (approx. 10.1 miles away); Rio Felix Bridge (approx. 11.9 miles away); Castaño de Sosa’s Route (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
3. Civilian Conservation Corps Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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