Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Camp To Add 200 Workers

"AZR", November 29, 1933

An additional contingent of 200 workers is scheduled to arrive at the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Phoenix Mountain park Sunday, city officials said yesterday following a visit to the camp.

The first company of workers reached the camp from projects in Colorado last week.

The original group, which also numbers 200 men, already is at work carrying out the extensive improvement program which has been outlined for the park.

The complete camp, including dormitories, mess halls, recreation halls and other facilities, already has been finished and is housing the "CCC" men. Arrival of the second company Sunday will bring the camp up to its full strength.

Projects in the park already placed under way include the building of new roads, trails and bridle paths, reforestation of areas which have been denuded of their natural desert plants, shrubs and trees, establishing of picnic grounds and installation of facilities such as camp ovens, tables, benches and sun shelters for picnic parties and similar improvements.

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