National Geographic : 1935 Aug
Photograph byG.A.Grant, U.S.National Park Service CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS MEN HAVE BUILT A HIGHWAY INTO THE SANDS For about eight miles it penetrates the white waste, following the basins among the drifts. The shifting dunes, always pushing north and east, will bury parts of this road, but shovels will keep it open. It connects with New Mexico State Highway No. 3, near Alamogordo. Theflats areoften covered with grama grass.