KAMAS The Civilian Conservation Corps, established in 1933 by the federal government, employed an army of young men across the nation during the Great Depression in a series of conservation projects.
Forest Service officials will dedicate a site in the Soapstone Basin area today that interprets the daily life of a CCC camp, said Uinta National Forest spokeswoman Loyal Clark. The event commemorates the 75th anniversary of the program and will recognize several surviving CCC participants. The dedication is from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Soapstone Basin parking area turnoff is 15 miles from Kamas on the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway. Host is the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.