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Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, Headquarters Complex, Quarters No. 2, 752 County Road 99W, Willows, Glenn County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB207488
BWPhotos 206923

HB207489
BWPhotos 206924

HB207490
BWPhotos 206925

HB207491
BWPhotos 206926

HB207492
BWPhotos 206927

HB207493
BWPhotos 206928

HB207494
BWPhotos 206929

HB207495
BWPhotos 206930

HB207496
BWPhotos 206931

HB207497
BWPhotos 206932

HB207498
BWPhotos 206933

HB207499
BWPhotos 206934

HB207500
BWPhotos 206935

HB207501
BWPhotos 206936


Item Title
BWPhotos 206936

Location
752 County Road 99W, Willows, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2778-A
Significance: Quarters No. 2 at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC completed projects critical to the development of the refuge for waterfowl and other wildlife. The work of the CCC is recognized as important to the nation, especially because it was completed in a period of desperation, and fostered a renewed sense of pride and self-worth for the men and the country. Camp Sacramento (BF-2) was established on the Sacramento NWR on May 15, 1937, with Company 2932 beginning the work projects. The following year they were replaced by a Veterans group, Company 1920, who remained at the refuge until the program ended in July 1942. The maximum number of 200 men were enrolled at the camp at its peak. During their combined 5 1/2 years occupation, the two companies built the infrastructure of the Sacramento NWR. A tally of their accomplishments includes construction of 52 water control and road structures, one diversion dam, one combination bridge and dam, miles of dikes, roads, canals, and fence, and building the headquarters complex. The headquarters complex included two residences, a garage, service building, water tower, office, barn, duck hospital, and lookout tower.

Subjects
Housing


Related Names
Donovan, Sally, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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