Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Santa Fe
New Mexico

Don Gasper Avenue
(NM Capitol Grounds)

CCC Worker Statue

CCC Chapter 129 Mid-Michigan & Sergey Kazaryan
Fine Arts Sculpture Centre

Santa Fe /  CCC Worker Statue   Santa Fe /  CCC Worker Statue


Bronze statie of a stylized, shirtless man left hand on hip, right hand on the butt of the handle of an ax whose head rests on the ground.

Information Sign

Five plaques on the pedestal:

ccc legacy roadrunners chapter 141
carl & meraldine walker
walter atwood
simon arzigran
cathleen cordova
dr. doug leen
glory southwind
nm chapter of the national new deal preservation association
new mexico state legislature
governor bill richardson
legislative council-legislative building services

dr. and mrs. david townsend
in memoriam of
joe and ruth hudson

builders of the statue
design by ccc
chapter 129, mid-michigan
model maker: sergey kazaryan
casting by fine arts sculpture centre, michigan

in gratitude to the 3,000,000 young men of the
civilian conservation corps
including over 55,000 in new mexico who served
in 1933-42 as part of president roosevelt's
nationwide tree army. the ccc worker on
conservation projects throughout new mexico
planting forests, controlling erosion, enhancing
our parks and building roads, bridges and dams.
they revitalized the land, their lives and left a
legacy to inspire future generations.
dedicated january 2009


dr. & mrs. david townsend
   in memoriam for
   hannah & dave townsend
   winnie & carl briggs
   mary louise & rev. homer akers
   rev. h. buren stewart
octavia fellin
   in memoriam for paul cattaneo
jim slone
   in memoriam for velta & crockett slone
memorial donations for mary louise akers by:
doris & robert akers
marquita akers
jane blumenfeld
dr. diane bryant
eldon burk
bert cassan
mary cassidy
jacqueline cattaneo
ray & darlene flynn
robert hunt
alan & ellie lamb
donda morgan
pat & paul renfro
margaret thompson
portales high school
   class of 1954


The Civilian Conservation Corps, which operated between 1933-42, planted almost 3 billion trees and built numerous roads and buildings as part of its work under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. In memory of the men who worked the CCC camps the National Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni started an effort in 1995 to place identical statues in states from Maine to California, Florida to Oregon, so far 54 statues are placed (although, they are not all identical, the one on Oklahoma City has a shirt on), see the list on the CCC Legacy website. These statues are created by Sergey Kazaryan at the Elliot Gantz & Company Foundry in New York, based on the Legacy group's ideas.


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Location (N 35°40'59" - W 105°56'26")

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