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Treasures of the Digital Archives: State Parks and Recreation Commission, Photographs of Park Development, 1933-1938

Bridge at Cascade Falls, Moran State Park, 1934, State Parks and Recreation Commission, Photographs of Park Development, 1933-1938, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives

Bridge at Cascade Falls, Moran State Park, 1934, State Parks and Recreation Commission, Photographs of Park Development, 1933-1938, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov.

Moran State Park was founded on Orcas Island by Robert Moran in 1921. In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, part of Roosevelt’s New Deal, worked at improving the park. The CCC aimed to employ unemployed workers while teaching them skills to succeed in the job force. During their time working at the park, they used local natural resources to make improvements in the park for the public. Pictured above you can see an example of how they used logs to build a bridge at Cascade Falls. Explore 205 more photos of the CCC and their impact on Moran State Park, including their mascot “Billie the Buck,” by searching for the term ‘Moran’ in the Keyword search or by clicking here.