WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS (CCC) SE-213 / PE-213, COMPANY 961
St. George CCC Camp, Utah
LOCATIONSE-213 (later PE-213), Company 961, was based at the St. George CCC Camp.
They also had work assignments at ...
Also see the map of CCC camps in Washington County.
HISTORYShem Dam was a project of the U.S. Forest Service, which oversaw its design and construction, but all of the labor to build the dam was provided by CCC Company 961, based at Camp SE-213 (later known as Camp PE-213) in St. George. Construction was underway by February 1, 1934 and preliminary work at the dam site had probably begun a month earlier. In April 1934, Company 961 relocated to another camp for the summer, leaving the dam project unfinished. The company returned to the St. George camp in October 1934 and continued to work on the dam over the winter. In February 1935, the superintendent of the CCC camp told the St. George newspaper that the dam was complete: "Monday, February 4th, saw the last cement poured into its construction. A crew of a few men will be used for the next week or ten days in finishing the last construction details."
WCHS-00495 St. George CCC Camp, May 22, 1938
Other photos on the web:
Photo of the St. George CCC Camp (compare with WCHS-00983)
Photo of the buildings at the St. George CCC Camp
REFERENCESHistoric American Engineering Record, Shem Dam (Winsor Dam), HAER No. UT-96
Prepared by Scott O'Mack, William Self Associates, Inc.,
for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
March 2016, 96 Pages (see pp. 4-5, 20-22)
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Forestry Dept. and CCC Boys Make Progress
Washington County News, February 1, 1934
Santa Clara, Ivins Show Appreciation for C.C.C. Work
Washington County News, April 5, 1934
CCC Company 961 Now in St. George
Washington County News, October 18, 1934
St. George Camp News
Washington County News, January 10, 1935
St. George Camp
Washington County News, February 7, 1935