John R. Moore
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Former member of Civilian Conservation Corps in Big Bend National Park.
Summary of Interview
Part of Big Bend National Park Oral History Project; provides details about CCC, its policy and activities in park prior in acquisition by National Park Service; discusses environment, plant life, and wildlife of Chisos Basin and other areas; relations with Castolon residents and other communities along the Rio Grande; describes typical CCC work day; tells of strike at Chisos Basin in dispute with U.S. Army officer and subsequent arrival of armed troops from Fort Bliss; economic and social benefits of CCC; environmental changes in Big Bend 1942-1992.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
1 hour and 30 minutes
Interview with Roscoe Weaver by John R. Moore, 1994, "Interview no. 867," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.