Dam Footing, Fort Parker State Park, c. 1936 - 1937

CCC Company 3807(C) enrollees constructed a buttressed concrete dam across the Navasota River that rose 58-feet above the footings and required 5,600 cubic yards of concrete. The men quarried, hand broke, and transported rock that was crushed for concrete aggregate. They also built the concrete forms and the chutes to Photo the aggregate down to the various levels during the pour and positioned all the reinforcing rods. The men who taught the CCC crews the various trade skills at the camp also had supervisory duties at each construction site, and one of them is visible in the top foreground. Also visible is one of the big-wheeled Georgia buggies used to transport the concrete from the mixing site to the chute.

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