CCC Service Camp

Description:

Photograph description by Calistro Nunez Sr. in an interview on January 18, 1975 by Calistro Nunez, Jr., "This picture was taken in 1933, during the depression, when President Roosevelt held office. It shows a CCC Service Camp, which was formed so that the people could work. Their jobs were at making roads on the Chisos Mountain, where Big Bend is now located. The government paid the federal workers according to their duties and responsibilities under several different pay plans. They lived in these camps and were allowed to leave every fifteen days to go to the nearest town."

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Brewster County
Creation Date: 1933  
Partner(s):
Marfa Public Library
Collection(s):
Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
Usage:
Total Uses: 101
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1933
  • Digitized: March 6, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Brewster County
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Description:

Photograph description by Calistro Nunez Sr. in an interview on January 18, 1975 by Calistro Nunez, Jr., "This picture was taken in 1933, during the depression, when President Roosevelt held office. It shows a CCC Service Camp, which was formed so that the people could work. Their jobs were at making roads on the Chisos Mountain, where Big Bend is now located. The government paid the federal workers according to their duties and responsibilities under several different pay plans. They lived in these camps and were allowed to leave every fifteen days to go to the nearest town."

Physical Description:

1 photographic print: b&w; 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): CCC Service Camp | Chisos Mountains | Big Bend
Contributor(s):
Partner:
Marfa Public Library
Collection:
Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1975.19.01
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth39511
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public