Foothills Genealogical Society will tour the Mt. Morrison Colorado Civilian Conservation Corps Camp on Wednesday, Sep. 20, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
This CCC Camp has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Open from 1935 through 1942, construction of the Red Rocks Amphitheater was one of the projects assigned to this camp. Fourteen of 15 original buildings still exist, making it one of the most intact CCC Camps in existence and offering visitors a glimpse of what life was like for the men who lived and worked there. The Recreation Hall houses a small Museum. Follow a Park Ranger through the site to learn about the history of this important camp.
Meet either at 9:15 a.m. to car pool from Applewood Valley United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, or meet at 10:00 a.m. at the site entrance, Red Rocks Park, 300 Union Avenue, Morrison. Guests are welcome. Suggested donation: $5.00.
Register either at the Foothills Genealogical Society 1:00 p.m. meeting on Wednesday, Sep. 13, at Applewood Valley UM Church or contact Pam Heath via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information and a map, visit the web site at www.foothillsgenealogy.org.
Foothills Genealogical Society supports genealogical research with educational programs, classes and field trips and preserves and publishes historical records from Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Park counties. For more information, please visit http://www.foothillsgenealogy.org or write P.O. Box 150382, Lakewood CO 80215-0372