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Leeds in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Civilian Conservation Corps, Leeds, Utah

 
 
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By Mh
1. Civilian Conservation Corps, Leeds, Utah
Inscription. The Leeds CCC camp opened in October 1933 under the direction of the Dixie National Forest Service on the site of an existing ranger station. Leeds, a town of less than 200, more than doubled with the opening of the camp. Two hundred young men from all over the country now resided and worked at Camp #585. Townspeople were relunctant at first about the impact the camp would have on local life, but support grew as the CCC camp clearly provided a boon to the struggling economy of Leeds. The community became even more accepting as the men worked on local projects, like a swimming pool, in their off-duty hours.
 
Erected 2009.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 37° 14.005′ N, 113° 21.995′ W. Marker is in Leeds, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is on West Mulberry Lane north of South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leeds UT 84746, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "They Were Poor, Hungry, and They Built to Last" (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leeds CCC Camp (about 500 feet away); Leeds Historic CCC Camp
Civilian Conservation Corps, Leeds, Utah image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
2. Civilian Conservation Corps, Leeds, Utah
Marker at entrance to Mulberry Lane.
(about 500 feet away); From Schoolhouse to Town Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Tale of Three Towns (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. John's Church / Bishop Lawrence J. Scanlan (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mile-long Main Street (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wells Fargo and Company Express Building (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Leeds.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkNotable Places
 
Markers at Entrance to Mulberry Lane. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
3. Markers at Entrance to Mulberry Lane.
This marker is seen on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada.   2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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