Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Museum dedicated to work of the CCC

Statue dedicated to men who worked at Cheaha State Park in the CCC
The Civilian Conservation Corp, which was created during the Depression of the 1930s, opened the door for thousands of men to earn money to help with their families.

 And even though they built things almost 100 years ago, some of those things remain. My wife and I are familiar with projects in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that were completed by those in the CCC.

CCC Museum at Cheaha State Park, AL
And we have come to realize, from our stayovers at Cheaha State Park in Alabama, that the CCC participated in projects at that location.

Cheahah State Park, which is the highest point in Alabama, has a small museum dedicated to the men who undertook work there. 

Hit by state budget cuts, the museum has had to reduce the hours that it is open.

It is amazing to realize how much the CCC program contributed to improving the parks for everyone to enjoy.

Next post: July 19, 2016

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