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Photographer: Brian Scott
Taken: September 21, 2015
Caption: Newtown Battlefield Reservation Marker
Additional Description: After the monument and the road leading to it were built in 1912, the Newtown Battlefield Reservation was used principally as a picnic ground and had several rustic shelters for the purpose.
In 1935, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 1251 arrived to develop the park. This African-American company became one of only two commanded by African-American officers. Most of the buildings you see today were constructed by these young men. To learn more about Company 1251, visit the sign located near the picnic lodge.
Submitted: November 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p337086
File Size: 0.107 Megabytes
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