The Civilian Conservation Corps

The Civilian Conservation Corps (HM9BE)

Location: Mountain Rest, SC 29664 Oconee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 51.917', W 83° 6.325'

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The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 as part of the comprehensive relief effort during the grim depression years. Three million men were involved in the CCC during its ten-year existence.

The CCC carried out a side range of conservation work in South Carolina, including reforestation, erosion control, the development of public recreation areas and wildlife habitat improvement. Nearly 50,000 young men and war veterans were provided employment, learned job skills, and furthered their education in South Carolina CCC Camps.

During the hard times of the great Depression, there was little money for building materials and heavy equipment. Ingenuity, hard work and simple hand tools were the order of the day. Small sawmills and stone quarries supplied the camps with natural building materials located near at hand. The foundation of the South Carolina State Park System was laid by the CCC with the development of its first seventeen parks. Americans owe a great debt of gratitude to the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps, who built many of the beautiful structures which are enjoyed at our state and national parks.
HM NumberHM9BE
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 11:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 307547 N 3860125
Decimal Degrees34.86528333, -83.10541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 51.917', W 83° 6.325'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 51' 55.02" N, 83° 6' 19.50" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3539 State Park Rd, Mountain Rest SC 29664, US
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