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Hamlin in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A New Park

 
 
A New Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
1. A New Park Marker
Inscription. The young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps' Company 1252 built much of what you see in the park today, including the comfort station and concession stand here. They built these structures from heavy stone and wooden timbers that they quarried and sawed themselves.

The young men of Company 1252 pose in front of the Area 3 comfort station, which they completed in 1937. Note the benches in the foreground where stones were shaped for use in the building.

From 1933 to 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) rescued roughly two million men from poverty and provided them with jobs doing sorely needed conservation work during America's worst economic crisis, the Great Depression. CCC Company 1252 was housed at Hamlin Beach State Park from 1935-1941.

Company 1252 built the concession stand in Area 3 between 1939 and 1940.

A small shed and a larger barn were used during the winter for cutting and shaping some of the stones. The stones were numbered so that they could be easily assembled when the weather improved. All photographs courtesy Hamlin Town Historian.

 
Erected by Hamlin Beach State Park.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location.
Left Detail image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
2. Left Detail
43° 21.825′ N, 77° 57.219′ W. Marker is in Hamlin, New York, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Hamlin Beach State Park Road 0.7 miles north of Lake Ontario Parkway. Click for map. Marker is by the northwest corner of the concession building, east of the northeast corner of Area 3 parking, Hamlin Beach State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hamlin NY 14464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The West Shelter (within shouting distance of this marker); Building a Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The CCC Goes to Work (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hamlin No. 14 (approx. 3.1 miles away); Norway Colony (approx. 3.2 miles away); First Settlers (approx. 3.7 miles away); Peerson Home (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Sloopers (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hamlin.
 
Also see . . .  Hamlin Beach State Park. New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. (Submitted on April 26, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Right Detail image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
3. Right Detail
A New Park Marker and Concession Building image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
4. A New Park Marker and Concession Building
West and South Sides image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
5. West and South Sides
Marker at far left.
North Side image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
6. North Side
The north side faces the beach.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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