I imagine most of you have enjoyed hiking, camping, or maybe fishing at one of South Carolina’s beautiful state parks. But how much do you know about the history of these parks?
The Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, played a major role in making 16 of our parks what they are today.
So excited about this story I had the honor of telling. It’s an incredible tale of great loss and revitalization - follow the link in bio to read more. #scstateparks#sponsored
This cool Civilian Conservation Corps building is the staging area for Trail of Four Winds 25K. The start/finish will be to the left of the building. The post-race party will be on the other side of the building–between the building and the beach. You can see @funlakemo in the background.
#FourWinds May 4, 2019 #25K#CivilianConservationCorps
The buildings Civilian Conservation Corps Headquarters were in back in the 1930's at Longhorn Caverns in Texas. This place is really neat to see if you're passing through near the Austin area. Interesting for those who may be into Great Depression history, Native American History, and of course geological history. The guided tour was definitely worth it. There are nature trails as well, great for toddlers who like to hike and enjoy nature.
I love the feeling of a new sweatshirt! But this one has some extra feeling. My grandfather was in the CCC. He left his family in Ohio and was stationed in places like Yellowstone, Mt Rainier, and the Oregon Coast. Although I never had the chance to meet him, I know we would have had a lot in common. I have spent time in many of the places he saw, taken photos from the same angle, and now live close to one of the areas he was stationed at on the Oregon Coast. #civilianconservationcorps#parksproject#oregoncoast#humbugmountain
Lake Crawford is just one of dozens of structures at Kings Mountain State Park that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and other New Deal conservation groups in the 1930s. The CCC workers also began the process of transforming the heavily eroded farmland into dense forest by planting trees, building stone check dams across gullies, and constructing siltation ponds to slow water run-off. (Thanks, FDR!)
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My next hike: the trail to visit the remnants of the two CCC camps where the workers lived while they created all of these lakes, buildings, and forest land for us to enjoy. ⛰
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Many thanks to @tweaksontiques for letting this folk art case go so I can add it to the local collection. We immediately knew KuKulKa was Polish, it was of the Cleveland Union Terminal, and when we saw W. 6th we figured it was a salesman case from one of the many businesses along west 6th before that street became all restaurants that are there nowadays, but the address turned up to be a house in the Tremont neighborhood. We researched 501 Company & C.C.C. and as it turns out this was used by someone who was part of FDR’s New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. C.C.C was a program to put unmarried and unemployed young men to work building our parks system across the country including planting a butt ton of trees. They would stay at camp for 6 months at a time.
Take an #urbanhike with me in #losangeles ' hidden gem of a park, the Ferndell trail. Surrounded by busy city streets and below the dry and dusty deserty Griffith Park (also lovely in its way!) is this little slice of verdancy, which felt like the Disneyworld of my childhood, with built-in wall-seats, fountains, and fence-posts made of carefully textured concrete to look just like weathered wood. SO much care taken with the stone work!! And the plantings and trees had gone wild and wonderful over the years (over 100 according to below): #ferndelltrail "includes the natural spring that feeds the stream, a village site of the native Tongva/Gabrielino people, planting of much of the canyon’s greenery in the early 1910s, development of the trails and bridges by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s." What a special, magical place! I even saw some young fish fry in the stream. #magical#urbannature#naturalgarden#hiddenla#california#travel#wanderlust#civilianconservationcorps#losangeleshistory#thisiswhyitravel
[2/2] I’d throw my backing behind anyone who would revive the program. Young Americans of all races, creeds, sexes and backgrounds today are yearning to leave their mark on this country, take ownership and contribute. They want to make the label “American” mean something again. A new CCC would certainly be a pathway to that. These photos are of the CCC built cabins that are available for public use. #civilianconservationcorps#ccc#america#vastateparks#hungrymotherstatepark#virginia
[1/2] The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) has to simply be one of the greatest programs this country has ever produced. It was decades before its time and not only gave jobs to young Americans when they needed them most, but it also gave young Americans a sense of ownership and responsibility in the country itself.
Their works and legacy are still being used today in our State and National Parks. Their craft can only be described as “American.” Nothing we have today even matches up to it and its simplistic beauty. #civilianconservationcorps#ccc#america#vastateparks#virginia#hungrymotherstatepark