The rustic cabins, steps, retaining walls and culverts seem to grow out of the earth itself. Their stoneworks and logs fit together like natural outcrops of the mountains.
The CCC provided more than just jobs for men young and old, from teenage boys to World War I veterans. It provided food, shelter, education, and a wonderful gift that endures 80 years later to our time -- a way for millions to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors at an incredibly low cost.
Photos below are reproduced with permission of Terry Brady, deputy press secretary of the DCNR.