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History: A picnic spot

Residents of Aspen were invited to the weekly open house for the Civilian Conservation Corps camp at Lenado on Woody Creek each Friday, according to The Aspen Times during the summer of 1934.

“Boxing and wrestling matches were put on by the boys for the entertainment of the visitors, and following the program, refreshments of ice cream and cake were served in the mess-hall. … Work on the program of the local CCC camp is progressing at a rapid rate. Already, members of the ‘fly-camp’ sent to Snowmass creek have completed a picnic ground at the foot of Snowmass hill, just over the Brush Creek divide, having fenced the area completely, built tables, fire-places, etc. This picnic spot is now ready for public use. Next week, the crew will start building the trail to Snowmass lake. Assistant Forest Supervisor Snow of Glenwood Springs and Ranger Shoemaker of this city this week surveyed the trail, preparatory to the start of building.”

The photograph shows part of the Civilian Conservation Corps camp up Woody Creek.

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