Archive for July 2nd, 2009

Caddo Lake State Park Turns 75!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Caddo Lake State Park is among 30 Texas State Parks developed or improved by the Civilian Conservation Corps…but this site has a special distinction…

Caddo Lake State Park was the first authorized Civilian Conservation Corps project in Texas…all the way back in 1933. . .

The grand opening took place July 4, 1934, and park superintendent Todd Dickinson says they’re hosting a 75th anniversary event this July 4th.

We’ll have a formal event here at the state park. And there’ll be some speakers and some demonstrations. We will have some traveling exhibits on hand—both for the CCC and then a second set of traveling exhibits on the Caddo Indians.

There’s more happening at the event than we can mention here. But one thing Dickinson wants you to know is that once activities wind down at Caddo, they rev up down the road.

There will also be Fourth of July celebrations down in Uncertain, Texas, which is just about six miles from our park entrance. And, their events start around 3PM, with a boat parade on the lake, and culminates at dark with fireworks.

The activity that interests me most is the unearthing of a time capsule buried in the park. And we’ll have more on that tomorrow.

That’s our show for today… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti