A Legacy Remembered

A Legacy Remembered (HM11OA)

Location: Sanderson, FL 32087 Baker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 12.777', W 82° 23.349'

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During the Great Depression, President Roosevelt approved a plan to recruit thousands of unemployed young men into a "Civilian Conservation Corps" (CCC)
From 1933-1942 the CCC employed over 3 million Americans. They built and repaired roads, planted trees, fought forest fires, constructed bridges and worked on a variety of other projects.
The fire "lookout" tower in front of you is just one of many fine CCC projects completed in Florida.

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The CCC enrollees became a part of the community. They attended local churches, socialized and competed in sports. Company 418 had a quartet that sang on a local radio station.
A quote from a yearbook about company 418 seems to fit all the men who worked in the CCC. "The pride of the men is unusual, and the morale is such as might be expected, when men are taken from the maladjustments of a depression-hit world and given the chance of honest work, coupled with the opportunity to better themselves, for a return to civilian life."

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Company 453 at Camp P-67, Olustee, Fl 1935

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Company 418 at Camp P-67, Olustee, Fl 1937

In recognition of all the men from Companies 418, 451 and 453 who worked at Olustee and Ocean Pond CCC Camps
HM NumberHM11OA
Marker Condition
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 3:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 366300 N 3343198
Decimal Degrees30.21295000, -82.38915000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 12.777', W 82° 23.349'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 12' 46.62" N, 82° 23' 20.94" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 79 Michael Cason Rd, Sanderson FL 32087, US
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I Saw The Marker

The marker is at the base of a firewatch tower directly off U.S. 90 in Oluste at the Olustee Battlefield. You can not climb the tower but the park is open 7 days a week.

Sep 23, 2021 at 6:26am PDT by karma1357

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