Leeds CCC Camp

Leeds CCC Camp (HM11RU)

Location: Leeds, UT 84746 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 14.071', W 113° 22.051'

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Utah Historic Site

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Built in 1933, the Leeds Civilian Conservation Corps Camp is significant as perhaps the best remaining example of a CCC camp in Utah. These camps were typically built of relatively temporary frame construction, and the surviving buildings and features such as the stone terraces at the Leeds camp present a unique, if somewhat limited, view of these important facilities. The economic impact of the Great Depression was especially severe in Utah where unemployment averaged 25 percent during the 1930s and was once as high as 36 percent. Because of the pressing need for conservation work, such as flood control, water resource development, etc., in the arid climate of southern Utah, the CCC work projects were of great importance locally.

Approximately 250 men were housed in frame barracks that were located to the southwest with other buildings such as a mess hall, library, and showers. The remaining stone structures are but a few of those originally built. The men were typically from out-of-state and served in the CCC for 9 to 12 months. Temporary remote "spike" camps were established near many of the actual construction projects. The Leeds CCC Camp was closed in 1942, and most of the frame buildings were removed before 1950.
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HM NumberHM11RU
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Year Placed1993
Placed ByDivision of State History
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 1:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 289980 N 4123514
Decimal Degrees37.23451667, -113.36751667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.071', W 113° 22.051'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 4.26" N, 113° 22' 3.06" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 58-60 W Mulberry Ln, Leeds UT 84746, US
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