CCC Camp Ruins

(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.

CCC Camp Ruins

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.

Stone Building
Likely the Davis Well Tank
Security Guards Watching Me

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

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5 Responses to CCC Camp Ruins

  1. lee November 19, 2020 at 2:41 pm #

    How far are you off of the roads to the CCC camp / Davis well ruins?

    • Pleinguy November 19, 2020 at 2:50 pm #

      The CCC site was about 2 miles off the paved road down a decent gravel road. The ruins are right by the road. If you go, be careful as shortly after the ruins the gravel road is collapsed into a deep wash. It’s not marked or blocked, so very dangerous. There’s no camping anywhere near the ruins.

  2. Gumo November 19, 2020 at 7:22 pm #

    I’m a CCC fan and read and visit all I can on the subject. What a great program it was. I think we need another such program today for our wayward youth. Thanks!

    • Pleinguy November 19, 2020 at 7:26 pm #

      Nice to know someone else has an interest in history. They accomplished a great deal. Thanks for the comment Norm.

  3. Bradford Harris December 5, 2020 at 5:30 am #

    Cool about the CCC. I had a couple of relatives in Iowa who worked in the CCC and helped build Backbone State Park in NE Iowa. That project went from 1933 to 1941. They have a trout stream that I fish all these days later. Fascinating stuff! That was a great way to get some things done during economic difficulties.

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