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

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

CCC Rattlesnake Springs Campsite

 
 
Carlsbad Cavern National Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
1. Carlsbad Cavern National Park Marker
Inscription. The Civilian Conservation Corps provided employment for more than 50,000 young men in New Mexico during the great depression of the 1930's. At the National Park Service CCC Camp, they developed nearby Rattle Snake Springs into a permanent water source for Carlsbad Caverns, built roads, parking areas, and trails. Which made the park more accessible to the public.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 32° 6.528′ N, 104° 25.426′ W. Marker is in Carlsbad, New Mexico, in Eddy County. Marker is on U.S. 62 at milepost 10, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlsbad NM 88220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Guadalupe Mountains (approx. 2.6 miles away); Guadalupe Escarpment Scenic Area (approx. 2.6 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 4.8 miles away); a different marker also named Carlsbad Caverns National Park (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Regarding Carlsbad Caverns National Park. This marker was called CCC Rattlesnake Springs Campsite and was recently replaced.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
<i>Back of </i>Carlsbad Caverns National Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
2. Back of Carlsbad Caverns National Park Marker
Carlsbad Caverns National Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
3. Carlsbad Caverns National Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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