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San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Camp Mt. Madonna

 
 
Camp Mt. Madonna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2012
1. Camp Mt. Madonna Marker
[Photo caption:]
In 1933, Mt. Madonna CCC Camp Co. 739 moved from the Santa Cruz Mountains near Gilroy to English Camp, where the Army Corps of Engineers had built barracks originally intended for a vocational school.
Inscription.
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At New Almaden
During the Depression (1933-1942) and after most mining activity had ceased, New Almaden once again gave jobs, hope and future to young men through a program created by Franklin D. Roosevelt called the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC was a group of hearty young men who provided community services such as fire fighting, road construction, and building construction. In return they received experience, money and an education.

Artist Freidolin Kessler lived among the men in New Almaden and chronicled their experiences through his art. Visit the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum to view a series of Kessler prints from Camp Mt. Madonna at New Almaden.
 
Erected by New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 37° 10.736′ N, 121° 50.359′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Click for map. The marker is located in Almaden Quicksilver County Park at English Camp on the English Camp Trail near the intersection of the Castillero Trail. Marker is in this post office area: San Jose CA 95120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Camp Mt. Madonna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2012
2. Camp Mt. Madonna Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of English Town ★ CCC Camp Mt. Madonna (within shouting distance of this marker); English Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); English Camp School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Yellow Kid (about 700 feet away); The “Main Tunnel” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Day Tunnel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mining Operations (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mine Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
Additional keywords. Civilian Conservation Corps
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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