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near Mikesville in Columbia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

“CCC Boy” Statue

 
 
"CCC Boy" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
1. "CCC Boy" Marker



Inscription.
This "CCC Boy" Statue
was erected by
Chapter 143, NACCCA,
Gainsville, Florida
In 2007. Chapter 143 was organized by
CCC veterans of the area on
October 1, 1988.

This statue was donated to Chapter 143 and O'Leno State Park by George and Peggy Lecouris of Tarpon Springs, Florida. George joined the CCC in 1934 and served in Co. 1439, Camp F-9, Vilas, Florida, in the Apalchicola National Forest.

This statue is dedicated to the 50,000 Florida "CCC Boys" who replanted 90,000 acres on private land and in Florida State Forests; also replanted and developed thousands of acres in three Florida National Forests. They also built eight flagship State Parks, including O'Leno, and completed hundreds of other conservation, environmental and public recreation projects from April 7, 1933 to June 30, 1942.

The Civilian Conservation Corps combined two
great national resources ---youth and land---
in a program designed by
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
to save both.

It succeeded.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 29° 54.861′ N, 82° 34.829′ W. Marker is in near Mikesville
"CCC Boy" Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
2. "CCC Boy" Statue

, Florida, in Columbia County. Marker can be reached from SE Spade Loop.. Click for map. Located in O'Leno State Park, near the suspension bridge (off US 441/41). Marker is in this post office area: High Springs FL 32643, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps (here, next to this marker); Bellamy Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Leno (within shouting distance of this marker); 1824 - The Bellamy Road - 1952 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Santa Fe de Toloca (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bland Community and Ogden School / Odgen School (approx. 4.7 miles away); American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); High Springs, Florida (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in near Mikesville.
 
More about this marker. Physical location of marker is in Columbia County although Postal Zip Code is Alachua County
 
Additional comments.
1. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

Civilian Conservation Corps,Preserving America's Natural Resources 1933-1942
America was in the grip of the Great Depression when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated in
March of 1933. More than twenty-five percent of the population was unemployed,
"CCC Boy" Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
3. "CCC Boy" Statue
hungry and without hope. The New Deal Programs instituted bold changes in the federal government that energized the economy and created an equilibrium that helped to bolster the needs of citizens.

Out of the economic chaos emerged the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It goal was two folde:
conservation of our natural resources and the salvage of our young men. The CCC is recognized as the single greatest conservation program in America and it served as a catalyst to develop the very tenets of modern conservation. The work of America's young men dramatically changed the future and today we still enjoy a legacy of natural resource treasures that dot the American landscape (CCC Legacy)
    — Submitted June 19, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. EnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry
 
"CCC Boy" image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
4. "CCC Boy"
"CCC Boy" Statue and Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
5. "CCC Boy" Statue and Museum
CCC Boy found in  O'Leno State Park image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, August 12, 2007
6. CCC Boy found in O'Leno State Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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