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Barracks in the Woods

 
 
Barracks in the Woods Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, June 20, 2009
1. Barracks in the Woods Marker
Inscription.
Look around and you'll notice lumps in the terrain. These overgrown foundations are all that's left of wooden barracks that once housed the men who built this park.

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began work here in 1935, transporting men from Cleveland until onsite housing was constructed in 1937. The camps, called "S90," completed Paris Mountain State Park and moved on to other projects, abandoning this site in 1940.

Soon thereafter, American entered World War II and many CCC men joined the armed forces. Their time in communities like Camp S90 had prepared them well for life in the military.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 34° 55.867′ N, 82° 22.917′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker can be reached from State Park Road. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Paris Mountain State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2401 State Park Road, Greenville SC 29609, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sulphur Spring (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Original Water Filter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bull's Eye!
Barracks in the Woods Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, June 20, 2009
2. Barracks in the Woods Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Getting Water from Here to There (approx. 0.6 miles away); Open to the Sky (approx. 0.7 miles away); "Mom, Can I Have a Nickle?" (approx. mile away); Come On In, the Water's Fine! (approx. mile away); New Life for Old Bathhouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Welcome to Paris Mountain State Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); The "Pearis" of "Paris" Mountain (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
More about this marker. It is the 8th marker in the park's Wayside Marker's Trail.
 
Also see . . .
1. Paris Mountain State Park. A renovated historic bathhouse serves as the new hub of activities at popular Paris Mountain State Park. (Submitted on June 27, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Paris Mountain State Park. Paris Mountain State Park is a park located north of Greenville, South Carolina. (Submitted on June 27, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Paris Mountain State Park Historic District. Paris
Shelter B -<br>Sitting Atop One of the Barrack's Foundations image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, June 20, 2009
3. Shelter B -
Sitting Atop One of the Barrack's Foundations
Mountain is significant for its association with the establishment and development of a system of state parks in South Carolina. (Submitted on June 27, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Civilian Conservation Corps. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program for unemployed men, focused on natural resource conservation from 1933 to 1942. (Submitted on June 27, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 979 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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