While most logging camps were short-lived enterprises, Camp Nancy existed for approximately 16 years. The camp's longevity can in part be credited to the technological advances developed and implemented at the site. The Angelina County Lumber Company took advantage of the openness of the woods to replace ox and mule teams with four-line rehaul skidders. The efficiency of the skidders hastened the logging process, as well as the exploitation of the Southeast Texas forest. The company then implemented the first large-scale direct seeding effort in Texas designed to reforest cutover land, planting 100 pounds of longleaf pine seed in 1925.
The camp's logging operations were moved to Tyler County in 1933. The following year, the Civilian Conservation Corps established a work camp at the site and continued reforestation efforts. In 1936, the site became part of Angelina National Forest, and once the CCC camp closed, the site was virtually abandoned.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:21pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 363549 N 3442200|
|Decimal Degrees||31.10573333, -94.43081667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 6.344', W 94° 25.849'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 6' 20.64" N, 94° 25' 50.94" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 645 Massey Rd, Zavalla TX 75980, US|
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