PHOTOS: Historic building at Devil's Den State Park opens after $450,000 restoration

Posted: June 18, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.
Updated: June 18, 2018 at 10:08 a.m.

Crystal and Don Day of Lincoln Neb., eat lunch last week in the outdoor dining area of the Ridge Runner Store and Cafe at Devil’s Den State Park. A portion of the building was destroyed by a fire in 2015 but reopened this March.

A historic building at Devil's Den State Park in Washington County has been restored and is open again after a fire nearly destroyed the store and cafe three years ago.

Civilian Conservation Corps

The Civilian Conservation Corps, the “Tree Army” of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, began building at Devil’s Den State Park in the 1930s during the Great Depression. The area has been designated a National Historic District and holds what has been called the most complete example of CCC park architecture.

Source: Staff report

A diner (left) eats last week in the outdoor dining area of the Ridge Runner Store and Cafe at Devil’s Den State Park.

Courtesy photo A Civilian Conservation Corps worker is seen at Devil's Den State Park in this undated photo. A CCC camp was located at the West Fork p...

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