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75th Anniversary Celebration of the New Deal at Guernsey State Park in Guernsey, Wyoming
Where: Guernsey State Park, Guernsey Museum
Date: Saturday, May 3, 2008
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Free entrance to Park!
Guernsey State Park, which is about 20 minutes from Fort Laramie, would like to invite you to share in the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the New Deal.
Saturday, May 3, 2008, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm there will be museum exhibits, The New Deal In Wyoming photo exhibit, music by Prickly Pair, a program, and refreshments. Tours of the Park will begin at 3:00pm.
Guernsey State Park was the first cooperative venture between the Bureau of Reclamation, the National Park Service, and the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC), to develop a public recreation area. The CCC was one of the newly created programs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal, which was created to put a American's back to work and return prosperity. The buildings were constructed by the CCC with a "Rustic" architectural style and blend beautifully with the surrounding landscape. In some places you can't tell where the ground stops and the buildings begin as it rises out of the rock landscape.
After the success of the cooperative effort at Guernsey State Park, many additional facilities were constructed by the CCC at other National Parks using this same "Rustic" architectural design.
If you can't make the Anniversary Celebration or to learn further about the Guernsey State Park, New Deal Construction, check out this informative website.