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Civilian Conservation Corps

UW returning rec camp to nature

LARAMIE — As a 4-H student in the late 1960s, Scott Davis saluted the American flag, scavenged for treasure and played pranks on friends during summer camps at the University of Wyoming Recreation Camp near Centennial.

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Gallery: CCC near Ashland

Gallery: CCC near Ashland

Civilian Conservation Corps built structures near Ashland, Montana.

December 05, 2012 7:37 am Photos

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Rock culverts provide clues to CCC history near Ashland

Rock culverts provide clues to CCC history near Ashland

On a handful of single-lane dirt roads that cross the sparsely populated sage and ponderosa pine country near Ashland, there are 30 elaborate drainage crossings made out of stacked native sandstone.

December 04, 2012 11:30 pm Photos

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Barracks living

Barracks living

This interior photo shows the barracks and its double-deck bunks with straw-filled mattresses and a lone wood stove.

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Ranger district office

Ranger district office

This 1935 photo looks south across the site for the new Ashland Ranger District office. A barn, garage and the tents of the CCC camp are also visible.

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Hand tinted

Hand tinted

This hand-tinted photo shows the CCC Camp at Otter Creek after the barracks have been built and the grounds landscaped.

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Tent camp

Tent camp

This construction cadre tent camp was set up while the CCC crews built the barracks, mess hall and other buildings at Camp Otter Creek.

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Whitetail CCC Camp

Whitetail CCC Camp

The Whitetail CCC Camp is shown in this 1940 photo.

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Collaboration

Collaboration

A Forest Service official, left, talks to an Army officer at one of the CCC camps in the Ashland District in this undated photo. The Army ran the camps while the Forest Service directed most of the work.

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Lots of rock

Lots of rock

This 1936 photo shows the stone armoring done by the CCC on the slope below the ranger’s dwelling in Ashland.

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Retaining wall

Retaining wall

Looking northeast, this photo taken in 1936 shows the hand-laid, sandstone block retaining wall along the loop road and the CCC tent camp in the background.

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Search continues for missing hiker in Glacier National Park

Search continues for missing hiker in Glacier National Park

Search and rescue teams are still on the trail of a missing 19-year-old hiker in Glacier National Park.

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Rock slide closes Going-to-the-Sun Road, 2 injured

WEST GLACIER — Two Glacier National Park visitors suffered minor injuries when heavy rains triggered mud and rock slides on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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Search on for hiker missing in Glacier National Park

WEST GLACIER - Officials in Glacier National Park say a search is under way for a 27-year-old seasonal park employee who did not return from a personal day hike in the southern part of the park.

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Baucus reviewing plan for Rocky Mountain Front

Baucus reviewing plan for Rocky Mountain Front

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus told wilderness advocates Thursday that he is still undecided about taking their proposed Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act to Congress.

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Wyoming Conservation Corps workers get outdoors for the summer, learn new skills

Wyoming Conservation Corps workers get outdoors for the summer, learn new skills

POPO AGIE WILDERNESS, Wyo. — Someday, perhaps when Brittany McRae is a successful physical therapist, she will find a friend or family member and convince him or her to lug a backpack deep into this part of the Wind River Mountains.

July 26, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Jack Potter, 'conscience' of Glacier National Park, retires after 41 years

COLUMBIA FALLS — Friends, colleagues and fellow conservationists call him the conscience of Glacier National Park, a fitting term of endearment for a somewhat unlikely candidate, particularly given Jack Potter’s humble beginnings.

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Wyoming Conservation Corps follows CCC legacy

Wyoming Conservation Corps follows CCC legacy

CURT GOWDY STATE PARK, Wyo. — Generations after the Great Depression's Civilian Conservation Corps stamped its imprint on the nation's outdoors, thousands of young men and women are working in Wyoming and the West improving campgrounds, building fences and trails and fixing recreation facilities.

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