Camp Motto: " String Along"In the spring of 1934, Camp Thornton opened on this site as a home to young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). At first, the men slept in tents in grass and weeds three feet tall. Later they built their own military style barracks with mess halls, washrooms, toilets, showers, officer quarters, lounge, and parade grounds.
|Placed By||The Village of Thornton Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 9:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 450096 N 4600685|
|Decimal Degrees||41.55628333, -87.59843333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 33.377', W 87° 35.906'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 33' 22.62" N, 87° 35' 54.36" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Cottage Grove Ave, Glenwood IL 60425, US|
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