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Fort Valley in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mess Hall

Camp Roosevelt, NF-1

 
 
Mess Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2013
1. Mess Hall Marker
Inscription. Good and plentiful food was a rare treat for many Americans during the Great Depression. The Mess Hall served over 200 men a day and enrollees gained an average of 15 pounds during their stay. In addition to regular meals, the Mess Hall was a hub of activity. It served as a place for holding dances, education classes and other events.
 
Erected by US Forest Service.
 
Location. 38° 43.776′ N, 78° 31.042′ W. Marker is in Fort Valley, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker can be reached from Camp Roosevelt Road (Virginia Route 675) 0.3 miles south of Crisman Hollow Road (Virginia Route 211), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Camp Roosevelt Recreation Area in George Washington National Forest. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Valley VA 22652, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of the CCC (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Fechner Memorial Forest (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Mauck Meeting House
Mess Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2013
2. Mess Hall Marker
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Calendine (approx. 5 miles away); Fort Philip Long (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fisher’s Hill and Yager’s Mill (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Valley.
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
Mess Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2013
3. Mess Hall Marker
In front of Picnic Pavillion, Camp Roosevelt Recreation Area
Camp Roosevelt Mess Hall and Kitchen Building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2013
4. Camp Roosevelt Mess Hall and Kitchen Building
Close-up of photo on marker
Interior of the CampRoosevelt Mess Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2013
5. Interior of the CampRoosevelt Mess Hall
Close-up of photo on marker
You Are Here image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2013
6. You Are Here
Close-up of map on marker
Sign on Picnic Pavillion image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2013
7. Sign on Picnic Pavillion

Erected
in 1986
By Former
CCC Members
of Camp
Roosevelt
Sign on Picnic Pavillion image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 12, 2013
8. Sign on Picnic Pavillion

Lumber Sawn
By C. Munson
In Honor of
Leo Donovan
Capt. US Army
1st Camp Co.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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