- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

DENVER (AP) - Red Rocks Park and the camp that housed the men who built its amphitheater are now national historic landmarks.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1hiJ8S7 ) that the National Park Service announced Tuesday that Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp and Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater as well as three other sites across the country are being added to the list of historic landmarks.

The camp in Morrison is where men from around the country lived as part of the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps program. The designation comes after 14 years of petitioning by a nonprofit group Friends of Red Rock.

The other sites designated historic landmarks Monday include the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia; First Peoples Buffalo Jump in Cascade County, Montana; and Lafayette Park in Detroit.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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