New Collection at Zion Museum Chronicles the CCC

May 10, 2012

A new museum collection at Zion National Park chronicles the contributions of the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Pictures, writings, and special objects in the collection provide opportunities for visitors to gain first-hand knowledge of the work and lives of the men of the CCC.

During their 9 years working in Zion, they built and improved many of the park's trails, created parking areas, fought fires, eradicated invasive plants, help build campgrounds, built park buildings, and reduced flooding on the Virgin River.

In exchange, the workers were given food, shelter, clothing and $30 per month. $25 of that was sent home to their families and the workers themselves kept $5. But the contribution the CCC men made to Zion and its generations of visitors is immeasurable.