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Blast Caps and Other Stories of the CCC on the Gila National Forest: Imaging and Reimagining the North Star Road

Author(s): Wendy Sutton

Year: 2015

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The CCC and other New Deal agencies were active across the Gila National Forest during the 1930s. The North Star Road (which experienced earlier use as a Military Road) runs alongside the Gila Wilderness, the nation’s first wilderness area, established in 1924. The road is now sandwiched between the Gila Wilderness and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness (part of the first Wilderness established in 1964, under the Wilderness Act). Significant work was conducted along the North Star Road by the CCC. How does the work conducted within this corridor reflect community priorities and values associated with the early wilderness movement? How do we manage this unique landscape and it’s cultural, recreational, and natural values into the future?

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Blast Caps and Other Stories of the CCC on the Gila National Forest: Imaging and Reimagining the North Star Road. Wendy Sutton. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395053)


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min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America