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Red Rocks Is Now A National Historic Landmark

 

Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp has been named a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service and Department of the Interior. Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis announced the designation today for Red Rocks and three other U.S. sites.

“'Landmark status' recognizes the sites as places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States," the announcement said. Ownership of the sites does not change, but they are eligible for technical preservation assistance.

The natural amphitheater at Red Rocks has hosted concerts for more than a century, with local entrepreneur John Brisben Walker staging performances there between 1906 and 1910. But the venue was greatly improved during the 1930s and early '40s by crews from the Civilian Conservation Corps, a Depression-era federal program created under President Franklin D. Roosevelt that employed out-of-work Americans on outdoor projects.” - Denver Business Journal

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