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Thurmont in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Tradition of Conservation

Catoctin Mountain Park

 

—National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
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By Don Morfe, October 22, 2011
1. Catoctin Mountain Park Marker
Inscription. Many organizations and individuals have played a part in cultivating Catoctin Mountain Park’s legacy of conservation and education. Since the 1930’s thousands of adults and school children have participated in learning-by-doing programs. They have planted trees, built trails, and constructed roads, cabins, picnic areas, and other facilities.

They did this work under auspices of the Works Progress Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, and Youth Conservation Corps. The League for People with Disabilities, Inc., Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and many other civic and school groups have conducted nature camps and environmental programs in conjunction with the National Park Service.

A CCC crew works on a project at Catoctin.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.052′ N, 77° 27.012′ W. Marker is in Thurmont, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Park Central Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14707 Park Central Road, Thurmont MD 21788, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Fatal Shootout (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blue Blazes Still

Catoctin Mountain Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 22, 2011
2. Catoctin Mountain Park Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Making Whiskey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Catoctin Mountain Geology (approx. 0.9 miles away); Second Growth Forest (approx. one mile away); Cunningham Falls (approx. 1.7 miles away); To the Unknown Dead (approx. 2 miles away); Creeger House (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Thurmont.
 
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Catoctin Mountain Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 22, 2011
3. Catoctin Mountain Park Marker
Catoctin Mountain Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 22, 2011
4. Catoctin Mountain Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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