This blog is an attempt to document my research on South Mountain Park's history. South Mountain Park (Phoenix, Arizona) was created in 1924. However, many details about the park's history are not documented anywhere on the web. There is a little info here and there, but if you try to search the web and try to find out when the National Trail was created, or when the road was built to the top of the mountain or when the TV/Radio towers were added it's just nowhere to be found. I'm trying to find as much information as I can to document the creation of the park and all the work done over the years that make it one of the most popular recreational areas in Phoenix.
This includes scanning old newspaper microfilm from the 1920's-1940's when most of the original work on the park was done. This includes the CCC years (Civilian Conservation Corps).
South Mountain Richard