Zion National Park will host a reunion Sept. 28-30 for Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees who served there during the Depression.
Two CCC camps were located in Zion National Park with a cumulative enrollment of thousands. Work in the park included building and improving trails and roads, constructing retaining walls along the Virgin River in Zion Canyon and building various park structures. CCC enrollees based in Zion also did work at Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument.The reunion will be a chance for CCCers to reminisce and for the park to gather information and photographs about an important episode in its history. The program will include tours, special talks, oral history interviewing, music and food.
The CCC began in 1933 at the urging of President Roosevelt.
Anyone who worked either as an enrollee or staff member should contact Timothy Manns, chief park naturalist, Zion National Park, Springdale, UT 84767 or Bonnie Marshall, 180 E. Second North, Washington, UT 84780. Manns' phone number is 772-3256 and Marshall's is 628-4345.