Civilian Conservation Corps West River Forest Camp

Civilian Conservation Corps West River Forest Camp (HM2297)

Location: Weston, VT 05161 Windsor County
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N 43° 21.744', W 72° 47.683'

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This site marks the entrance to the west River C.C.C. Camp. This CCC was part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and targeted unemployed men 18-25 whose families were on relief. Nationally, over 2.5 million men were hired and paid $30 a month of which $25 went directly to their families.Men from this and other CCC camps built roads, trails and campgrounds, fought fires, planted trees and established much of the infrastructure of the early National Forest and other public lands. The remnants of this camp are down this road and within the Green Mountain National Forest.
HM NumberHM2297
Year Placed2013
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 678691 N 4803421
Decimal Degrees43.36240000, -72.79471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 21.744', W 72° 47.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 21' 44.64" N, 72° 47' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 179 VT-155, Weston VT 05161, US
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