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'Nothing Is Done Alone' Extended Interview
The TxCC and their role in Bastrop's recovery after the fires
"...In late October, I visited the HQ of Texas Conservation Corps at American YouthWorks, here in Austin. I wanted..."

Dec. 2, 2013 Chronolog Post by Kate X Messer

Day Trips
The Davy Crockett National Forest is a cathedral of towering pine trees bordered by flowering dogwoods and stately oaks
"...grass or trees. It wasn't until after 1914 that conservationists, some owners, and the state Legislature began reining in..."

April 2, 2010 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips: Lockhart State Park Golf Course
Playing the nine-hole course is cheaper than a pound of Lockhart's famous barbecue
"...of the woods west of town in 1938. The Civilian Conservation Corps built most of the park's structures, including..."

Sept. 9, 2016 Column by Gerald McLeod

Day Trips: W.G. Jones State Forest
Environmental study area provides habitat for endangered species and a walk on the wild side
"...at first. During the Great Depression, crews from the Civilian Conservation Corps replanted native pines, which explains the forest's..."

April 22, 2016 Column by Gerald McLeod

Fire
Ignite this summer with fireworks, camp fire, and more.
"...and local volunteers, the historic cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression era remain at the..."

May 25, 2012 Features Feature by Raven Hinojosa

Day Trips
Daingerfield State Park is a jewel hidden in the Piney Woods of Northeast Texas
"...We can thank the Civilian Conservation Corps for much of the park's beauty. The..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

The Hightower Report
Reactivating the CCC for National Recovery; and Pothole Advertising
"...It's a grassroots proposal to reactivate the enormously successful Civilian Conservation Corps that Roosevelt launched in the Great Depression...."

April 17, 2009 News Column by Jim Hightower

Day Trips
Brazos Bend State Park and Palmetto State Park are unique among the hundreds of wildlife refuges in Texas
"...and dense forest might have been lost had the Civilian Conservation Corps not installed a well to provide supplementary..."

Dec. 24, 2004 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Abilene State Park is an oasis in the parched, red-dirt prairie
"...unemployed men to work building public facilities with the Civilian Conservation Corps. One of the first projects in Texas..."

Sept. 3, 2004 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Against the odds, Palo Duro Canyon became a major jewel in the state parks system.
"...Like the cavalry, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps came to the rescue of the park..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...Between 1935 and 1939, the Civilian Conservation Corps carved the roads, built buildings, and, with..."

May 9, 2003 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Fort Griffin once served as a lonely military outpost on the Texas frontier.
"...building were built of stone. During the Thirties, the Civilian Conservation Corps rebuilt several of the structures as silent..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Natural State
San Antonio-based Presidian wants to enter into public private partnerships with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
"...state lands does not sit well with everybody. The conservation community across Texas, and especially in Austin -- headquarters..."

Aug. 4, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Day Trips
Not all day trips should be within a day's drive of your couch
"...severe flooding. President Franklin Roosevelt sent companies of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the same federal relief project that built..."

July 30, 2004 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Three Canyons
The Southwest Edge of Texas Hill Country -- Home to Lost Maples and Garner State Park -- Is Rich in Both Beauty and History
"...symbiotically, by means of the mission/ presidio system. The civilian officeholders would authorize missions in areas that looked good..."

May 18, 2001 Features Feature by Brant Bingamon

Day Trips
Possum Kingdom State Park is one of the most popular boating and fishing spots in North Texas
"...also owns Lake Granbury and Lake Limestone. The U.S. Corps of Engineers supplies the authority with water from nine..."

Sept. 25, 2009 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
There is an immense, hairy creature lurking in the woods outside of the small Texas town of Hamilton, and no, it's not your brother-in-law.
"...raids plagued settlers into the late 1800s. When the Civilian Conservation Corps tried to establish a work camp in..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: Texas Springs Under Threat
Visit these five watering holes while you can
"...says. “The city has tried repeatedly to get a conservation district approved by the Legislature, but has been repeatedly..."

April 20, 2017 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...crop, recreational uses, experiments with land management, and watershed conservation...."

Dec. 27, 1996 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup
Get hip to these timely travel tips
"...Built in 1932 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Indian Lodge has commanded a mountain view..."

July 3, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips: Tucker Tower, Okla.
Stone castle tower provides spectacular view of Oklahoma's Lake Murray State Park
"...Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depres­sion, the park south..."

Aug. 12, 2016 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Lost Pines Found
How a handful of neighbors helped rebuild Bastrop County – one home at a time
"...the park burned, but 100 acres and the historic Civilian Conservation Corps structures, including clusters of cabins built in..."

Nov. 29, 2013 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Day Trips
Mission San Francisco de los Tejas was the beginning of European settlement in East Texas
"...the site of Mission Tejas. A unit of the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the park, including an inexact replica..."

May 11, 2012 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Wildfire News Update
Latest info from county, state and school districts UPDATED
"...saved, but two historic observation towers, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, have been damaged, and several TPWD employees..."

Sept. 6, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips
Texas has many spring-fed pools to keep you cool despite the heat
"...day. The pool was completed in 1941 by the Civilian Conservation Corps...."

July 15, 2011 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Caddo Lake State Park is one of the most unique environments in the state, and it has a beauty all its own
"...was originally carved out of the woods by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Their handiwork is still..."

April 1, 2011 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Avoid Garner State Park between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and you'll have a great nature experience
"...built of native rock constructed in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, gives the park a historic feel. On..."

April 16, 2010 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

A Walk in Austin's Shoes
Curious tidbits and Austin arcana
"...historic bathhouse built in the 1930s by the federal Civilian Conservation Corps (what we now call a "public option")...."

March 19, 2010 News Feature by the News Staff

Day Trips
A replica of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas is the centerpiece of the Mission Tejas State Park north of Crockett
"...the Mission Tejas State Park north of Crockett. The Civilian Conservation Corps built the log chapel near where a..."

Jan. 26, 2007 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Recurring Character
Four Texas writers on fathers and sons
"...Rockdale, then at a creamery in LaGrange, joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, then the army at the outbreak of..."

June 17, 2005 Books Feature

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