High Bridge Company 1268 / Civilian Conservation Corps

High Bridge Company 1268 / Civilian Conservation Corps (HMB21)

Location: Glen Gardner, NJ 08826 Hunterdon County
Buy New Jersey State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 40° 41.211', W 74° 53.455'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Voorhees State Park

[Main Marker]:
On October 31, 1933, CCC Company 1268, S.P.-5, arrived at High Bridge, N.J., four years after former Governor Foster M. Voorhees donated his 325 acre farm, known as Hills Acres, to the State of New Jersey to become a park. Called Voorhees State Park, CCC enrollees developed, under the watchful eye of Alan Blackburn (Project Superintendent), and James Ashey (Park Superintendent), two separate parcels of land called Hoppock Grove and Hills Acres, as well as Hacklebarney State Park in Long Valley. Enrollees engaged in erosion control, roadside clearing and reforestation. Thjey constructed park roads, trails, bridges, shelters, picnic tables and water fountains.

High Bridge Company 1268 closed its doors on June 30, 1941 after nearly eight years of faithful service to the community.

[Supplemental Marker]:
"I propose to create a Civilian Conservation Corps to be used in simple work ... more important, however, than material gain will be the moral and spiritual value of such work."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? March 9, 1933

Civilian Conservation Corps

Beginning in late 1929 the Great Depression struck the economy of the United States. To assist in stimulating the economy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, once elected as president, established a national job training program for American youth. The CCC became the largest peacetime mobilization in American history. CCC enrollees had to be unmarried, male citizens aged 17 to 24 years. Enlistment was for six months with the possibilty of serving up to two years. Enrollees were paid 30 dollars a month. CCC recruits were allowed to keep five dollars; the remainder was sent to the enrollees' families.
HM NumberHMB21
Placed ByVoorhees State Park and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 10:14am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 509217 N 4504001
Decimal Degrees40.68685000, -74.89091667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.211', W 74° 53.455'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 12.66" N, 74° 53' 27.30" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 508 High Bridge-Califon Rd, Glen Gardner NJ 08826, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?