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Dust Bowl/WPA Sites Self-Guided Driving Tour

This self-guided tour takes you back through time to the 1930s depression era and the Works Progress Administration's building projects that employed so many jobless people. Devastating dust storms and extreme economic depression rendered Baca County one of the worst hit areas. The masterful craftsmanship and use of native materials created lasting monuments to the local people who built them and the WPA federal relief program that was so significant in the region. The tour guides you to six communities and beyond to visit the masterpieces of stonework that took years to build. The tour sites may be viewed in any order. The WPA tour includes: Baca County Courthouse, Campo School, Pritchett School Bus Barn, Springfield/Baca County Shop Building, Two Buttes Gymnasium, Vilas School, Springfield City Park, Konantz School, and the Edler School and Bus Garage.

Tipton Street
SpringfieldCO  81073
(719) 643-5414




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