Texas State Parks and the CCC: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps

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Note: Page numbers in bold indicate park profiles. Page numbers in italics indicate photographs and captions.
Abilene State Park
arches, 21
park concessions, 21, 121, 121–22
park profile, 121-22
and race relations, 54
swimming pool, 84
admission fees, 82
adobe construction, 21, 25, 41, 41–42, 43, 138–39
African Americans, 52–55, 97, 137, 138, 154n25. See also race relations
the Alamo, 70
Allred, James, 15
anniversary celebrations, xii, 87–88, 88–90, 94
arches, 21–22, 22, 122, 137, 142, 142, 144
architecture of Texas parks architectural drawings and sketches, 16, 27, 64, 67, 79, 88, 88–89, 117, 157
design of park structures, 15–27
and historic preservation, 97, 104–7
horizontal key, 21–22, 22
and national parks, 17, 104, 151
Prairie style, 19, 151
vernacular, 25, 26, 89–90
See also rustic-style architecture; specific parks and structures
Armstrong, Bob, 82
arts and crafts movement, 17–18, 139
athletics. See recreation in CCC camps
Atlanta State Park, 80
automobile tourism. See tourism
Baeza, Lolo, 39, 40–41
Baker, Weaver H., 68–70
Balmorhea State Park
and automobile tourism, 102, 122
cavalry camp, 60
and CCC enrollees, 33 name of park, 122
opening day, 64
park profile, 122
and park site selection, 12 popularity of, 100–101
swimming pool, 41, 59, 101, 122, 122
unique natural features, 30
Bastrop State Park
architecture described, 105
cabins, 16, 22, 22–23, 103, 114, 116
and carpentry work, 43, 44
and CCC workers, 106, 120
entrance, 74
fire at, 109–20, 112–17
footbridge, 24
golf course, 74
and historic preservation, 89
and Houston toad habitat, 118
Lost Pines unit, 30, 110, 117, 118, 120, 128
master plans, 15
National Conference on State Parks, 72, 73
park concessions, 68
park profile, 123–24
picnic tables, 58
and preservation efforts, 102–3
refectory, 41, 43, 44, 45, 72, 106, 123–24
scenic overlook, 117
sketches for park architecture, 16
specialty crafts, 42, 42, 44, 45
stonework, 41, 58
swimming pool, 62, 109, 113, 123–24
Beard, Roland, 136
Big Bend National Park, xii, 12, 153n2, 155n16
Big Bend region, 17, 18, 25
Big Spring State Park
caretaker’s residence, 36
park profile, 124–25
postcard, 62 stonework, 124
and tourism, 63
Big Tree (Goose Island State Park), 137
Blackland Prairie (Bonham State Park), 127
blacksmith shops. See specialty crafts

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Texas State Parks and the CCC: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Fore Word ix
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Abbreviations xvii
  • The CCC Creates a Texas State Parks System 3
  • Building CCC Parks in Texas 29
  • The CCC Legacy’s First Half Century 59
  • Preserving the Legacy 87
  • Epilogue - Inferno at Bastrop on Labor Day Weekend~° ˛˛ 109
  • Park Profiles 121
  • Notes 153
  • Bibliogr Aphy 157
  • Index 161
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