(nr Cuchillo NM)
While exploring the area, I came upon the ruins of a CCC Camp from the 1930s. My research indicates it was likely the Davis Well camp that was located northwest of town.
As you may know, the Civilian Conservation Corps was an agency created to deal with widespread unemployment during the Great Depression. It focused on improving employability skills and completing infrastructure projects on public lands across the country.
Remnants of these camps can still be found, as this one. Examples of CCC works are still present in our national parks, forests, monuments, BLM and state lands today. It turned out to be a pretty successful program.
Camp: BLM-Greasewood Rd boondock
Scene: Ruins, desert, camp