Monday, February 25, 2013
Signal Hill CCC Cabin
Ed and I hiked to the top of Signal Hill in Saguaro National Park's Tucson Mountain District on Saturday. We enjoyed the view of the Avra Valley and saw the petroglyphs on the rocks at the top of the hill. The Civilian Conversation Corps built the trail and the structures at the picnic area near the trailhead.
Here's the inside of the Signal Hill picnic cabin, a masterful building with timber framing and skilled stonework. It is like touching history to be in a building like this. You can feel the past and picture the young men from the desperate days of the 1930's whose lives were changed by the federal CCC program that put them to work building trails and dams and structures in national parks and other places.
Wanda Hayes Eichler