|Photo by VictorDallons|
During the Great Depression, President Roosevelt's New Deal program strove to put Americans back to work, all while beautifying public lands. One program, the Civilian Conservation Corps, was very prevalent in the park, creating many of the trails and buildings that can still be seen today. The CCC Camp that was based out of the White River area began work on the block houses at Sunrise in 1939.
|Photo from Park Archives|
This photo was found in the Mount Rainier Archives of a CCC member working on construction of one of the block houses seen overlooking the Sunrise parking lot today.
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