Mewshaw State Sawmill and Maydell CCC Camp

Mewshaw State Sawmill and Maydell CCC Camp (HM2DRN)

Location: Rusk, TX 75785 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 46.96', W 95° 21.926'

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In operation from 1908 to 1912, the Mewshaw State Sawmill at this site produced 35,000 board feet of lumber daily and was staffed by convict laborers from the nearby Rusk Penitentiary. The village of Maydelle later developed on the rail line that ran between Rusk and Palestine, and in 1933 a forest conservation camp under the auspices of the Federal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established here. The camp was closed in 1937, but the benefits of its programs are still evident in the I. D. Fairchild State Forest, now a wildlife sanctuary.
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed1991
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 4:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 276018 N 3518782
Decimal Degrees31.78266667, -95.36543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 46.96', W 95° 21.926'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 46' 57.6" N, 95° 21' 55.56" W
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Area Code(s)903, 430
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2135 US-84, Rusk TX 75785, US
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