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Barkhamsted in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Camp White

 
 
Camp White Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, June 12, 2016
1. Camp White Marker
Inscription.
To honor the men of
Camp White
Company 106
established 1934

Civilian Conservation Corps
1933-1942
created by
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
renewing the country’s natural resources
and challenging the human spirit
of a nation in depression

 
Location. 41° 56.34′ N, 73° 0.54′ W. Marker is in Barkhamsted, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is on Legion Road 0.1 miles south of West River Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Legion Road is a dirt road which is closed in the winter months. You can park at the junction with West River Road and walk 0.1 mile to the marker and historic site. Marker is in this post office area: Barkhamsted CT 06063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peoples State Forest (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Robinson Buck (approx. ¼ mile away); Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village (approx. ¼ mile away); Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Austin Hawes Memorial Campground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Squire's Tavern
Camp White location image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, June 12, 2016
2. Camp White location
A stone chimney from Camp White’s base camp is now part of a Youth Group Camping Area.
(approx. 1.2 miles away); In Honor of Lambert Hitchcock (approx. 1.7 miles away); Riverton (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barkhamsted.
 
Regarding Camp White.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began on March 31, 1933 under President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. The US Army supervised the camps which had from 200-250 men.

Camp White was a Civilian Conservation Corps camp located in what is now American Legion State Forest.  It operated from 1934 to 1942 as part of the Federal effort to keep workers employed on public works projects during the Depression.  The camp covered about 7 acres and included 5 large barracks, a mess hall, washroom, officers quarters, headquarters and recreation hall.  They had 200-250 workers during most years.  Many of the CCC projects were improvements to the two State Forests in Barkhamsted, including forest roads, bridges and trails.  In 1934 Camp White received the award for the most beautiful and well-kept CCC camp. 
 
Also see . . .
1. Civilian Conservation Corps in Connecticut. (Submitted on March 20, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
A Camp White project. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, June 12, 2016
3. A Camp White project.
This footbridge built by the CCC connects 2 Connecticut State Parks.

2. Civilian Conservation Corps Stories. (Submitted on March 20, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. American Legion State Forest. (Submitted on March 20, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
4. Peoples State Forest. (Submitted on March 20, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEnvironment
 
A Camp White project. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, June 12, 2016
4. A Camp White project.
The CCC built the Nature Museum located in Peoples State Forest.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 20, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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