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Carlsbad in Eddy County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Civilian Conservation Corps Carlsbad Campsite

 
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Carlsbad Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
1. Civilian Conservation Corps Carlsbad Campsite Marker
Inscription.  The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) provided employment for more than 50,000 young men in New Mexico during the Great Depression as part of President Roosevelt's New Deal Program. Three CCC companies were located where the Carlsbad Hospital now stands. They worked on flood control and reclamation projects along the Pecos River and the Guadalupe Mountains and helped build Carlsbad's "President Park".
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series lists.
 
Location. 32° 26.479′ N, 104° 15.507′ W. Marker is in Carlsbad, New Mexico, in Eddy County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 285 and North 8th Street, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 285. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlsbad NM 88220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carlsbad Irrigation Flume (approx. ¼ mile away); Goodnight-Loving Trail
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(approx. 12 miles away); Loving's Bend (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The misspelling of Carlsbad (Calrsbad) is noted on this marker. The marker has been moved to Heritage Park and the spelling of the title has been corrected.
 
<i>Back of </i>Civilian Conservation Corps Carlsbad Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
2. Back of Civilian Conservation Corps Carlsbad Campsite 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.
Civilian Conservation Corps Carlsbad Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
3. Civilian Conservation Corps Carlsbad Campsite Marker
Carlsbad Hospital image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
4. Carlsbad Hospital
Carlsbad Hospital is directly across highway 285 from marker. Three CCC companies were located where the Carlsbad Hospital now stands.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 873 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of President's Park. Photo of marker at new location at Heritage Park (on Westridge Dr.) along with area photo. • Can you help?

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