The Civilian Conservation Corps

The Civilian Conservation Corps (HMDVM)

Location: Pickens, SC 29671 Pickens County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 1.913', W 82° 42.023'

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1933 - 1942

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 as part of the comprehensive relief effort during the grim depression years. Three million men were involved in the CCC during its ten-year existence.

The CCC carried out a wide range of conservation work in South Carolina including reforestation, erosion control, the development of public recreation areas and wildlife habitat improvement. Nearly 50,000 young men and war veterans were provided employment, learned job skills, and furthered their education in South Carolina CCC Camps.

During the hard times of The Great Depression, there was little money for building materials and heavy equipment. Ingenuity, hard work and simple hand tools were the order of the day. Small sawmills and stone quarries supplied the camps with natural building materials located near at hand. The foundation of the South Carolina State Park System was laid by the CCC with the development of its first seventeen parks.

Americans owe a great debt of gratitude to the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps, who built many of the beautiful structures which are enjoyed at our state and national parks.
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HM NumberHMDVM
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Placed ByCivilian Conservation Corps
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 5:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 344889 N 3877900
Decimal Degrees35.03188333, -82.70038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 1.913', W 82° 42.023'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 1' 54.78" N, 82° 42' 1.38" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 390-392 Table Rock State Park Rd, Pickens SC 29671, US
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