The CCC War Veteran Companies of Mt. Tamalpais and Mt. Diablo
Mount Diablo's Companies 1921V and 2932V
Dates at Mount Diablo: October 1934 to June 1935, October 1935 to June 1936
Projects: Roads, trails, fire roads, brush burning
Interesting tidbit: Where did they go in the summer? Calaveras Big Trees State Park, in the Central Sierras, where they fought fires and helped restore the 1850s Big Trees Hotel. (Ironically, the Big Trees Hotel burnt down in 1943.)
Dates at Mount Diablo: October 1938 through March 1942
Major Project: The Summit Building
Other Projects: Picnic areas and campgrounds, stone culverts, restrooms, trails
Mount Tamalpais's Companies 1920V and 1921V
Dates at Mount Tamalpais: April 1934 to July 1937
Major Project: The Mountain Theater (now officially Cushing Memorial Theater)
Projects: Picnic area and campground, fire lookout, roads and trails
Interesting Tidbit: The men were well-liked by the locals, who didn't want to let them go. A company history written in 1938 said, " . . . when the news reached the Mill Valley citizens that the company would be moved to Sacramento Valley, . . . nearly every lodge and business organization sent petitions even to Washington to keep the company at Camp Mount Tamalpais, but the petitions were late . . ."
Dates at Mount Tamalpais: March 1937 to unknown month, 1938
Projects: Building and developing trails roads, picnic areas and powerlines; firefighting, improving the Mountain Theater
Interesting tidbit: Yes, this is the same company that was at Mount Diablo earlier. They were stationed at a different camp than the 1920V, near the town of Fairfax on the other side of Mount Tamalpais. The photos above are of the company in 1937-1938.