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Mountain Rest in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Civilian Conservation Corps Monument

 
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
1. Civilian Conservation Corps Monument Marker
Inscription.
"The promptness with which you seized the opportunity to engage in honest work, the willingness with which you have performed your daily tasks, and the fine spirit you have shown in winning the respect of the communities in which your camps have been located merit the admiration of the entire country. You, and the men who have guided and supervises your efforts, have cause to be proud." President Franklin D. Roosevelt

This monument is dedicated to the honor and memory of over three million members who served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1942

And

To the members who built South Carolina's State Park System
Oconee State Park

 
Erected 2001.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 34° 51.917′ N, 83° 6.324′ W. Marker is in Mountain Rest, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker is on State Park Road. Click for map. Monument is located near the park shop and meeting room. Marker is at or near this postal address: 624 State Park Road, Mountain Rest SC 29664, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Civilian Conservation Corps (here, next to this marker);
Civilian Conservation Corps Monument with State Park Shop and Meeting Room Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
2. Civilian Conservation Corps Monument with State Park Shop and Meeting Room
Oconee State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee Boundary (1777) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oconee Waterwheel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oconee Station / Oconee County (approx. 2.4 miles away); Oconee Town (approx. 2.8 miles away); Tamassee Town (approx. 3.5 miles away); Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel (approx. 3.9 miles away); Stumphouse Tunnel (approx. 3.9 miles away); Issaqueena Falls (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mountain Rest.
 
Also see . . .
1. Statue Honoring CCC Workers to be Unveiled, Dedicated at Oconee State Park in Mountain Rest, SC. The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, in conjunction with the National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni, will hold an unveiling and dedication ceremony for a six-foot bronze statue of a CCC worker at 1:30pm on Sept. 16, [2001] at Oconee State Park in Mountain Rest, SC.
Civilian Conservation Corps Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
3. Civilian Conservation Corps Monument
(Submitted on December 9, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Civilian Conservation Corps. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program for young men from unemployed families, established on March 21, 1933, by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. (Submitted on December 9, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy. The Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy represents the alumni of America and strives to bring awareness to the heritage of the CCC, CCC alumni, their programs and accomplishments. (Submitted on December 9, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), 1933-1941. In 1932, when the American public voted President Herbert Hoover out of office, they were searching for an end to the economic chaos and unemployment that had gripped the nation for two years. (Submitted on December 9, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. A Lasting Legacy: The Civilian Conservation Corps and South Carolina's State Parks. On October 24, 1929 the stock market crashed and the Great Depression began. (Submitted on December 9, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. SC General Assembly Bill 1253. Designated March 31, 2006, as "CCC Recognition
Civilian Conservation Corps Statue Detail Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
4. Civilian Conservation Corps Statue Detail
Day." (Submitted on December 9, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 870 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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