CCC Camp (1934-1939)

CCC Camp (1934-1939) (HM1BNY)

Location: Castella, CA 96017 Shasta County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 3.664', W 122° 21.634'

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For just six short years Sims was the location of a bustling Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp...

With its wooded valley and beautiful river setting, Sims was a haven to the boys from Company 978 who came from the busy cities of San Francisco, Oakland, and other Bay Area communities. Camp Sims, like other CCC camps, was administered and built by the U.S. Army. But it was the Forest Service who was in charge of the actual work projects.

Besides firefighting, the boys from Camp Sims gained a real reputation for building three fire lookouts (Sims, Bradley, and Sugarloaf), constructing part of the Everitt Memorial Highway, and building Panther Meadows campground.

It's hard to believe that all that remains of Camp Sims is the rock-lined staircase before you. During the camp's heyday, if you walked up these steps, you would have been at the commanding officer's house and his administrative building. Only faint traces of CCC rock-lined pathway are left in Sims campground today.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 9:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 553727 N 4545733
Decimal Degrees41.06106667, -122.36056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 3.664', W 122° 21.634'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 3' 39.84" N, 122° 21' 38.04" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26980-26998 Sims Rd, Castella CA 96017, US
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