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Sperryville in Rappahannock County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civilian Conservation Corps

Redbird Camp

 
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2018
1. Civilian Conservation Corps Marker
Inscription.  
Civilian Conservation Corps
During the 1930’s, this area
was the site of CCC Camp
NP-12, Company 1393, known
as the “Redbird Camp.”

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list.
 
Location. 38° 45.037′ N, 78° 17.63′ W. Marker is in Sperryville, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker is on Piney River Area Road west of Skyline Drive, on the left when traveling west. Piney River Area Road and this marker are located at mile 22.1 on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. This marker is near the trailhead and parking lot for Shenandoah's Piney Branch Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sperryville VA 22740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Help Wanted! (within shouting distance of this marker); A Skyline Drive for a Bird's-Eye View (approx. 3.7 miles away); Come Back When You Have More Time
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(approx. 3.7 miles away); Warren County / Page County (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Historic Page Valley (approx. 4.8 miles away); Battle of Milford (approx. 4.8 miles away); Overall Bridge (approx. 4.8 miles away); U.S. Route 340 (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This is a painted, wooden "sign-board" style marker, mounted on a 5-foot high post.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. CCC Camp NP-12 (Camp Red Bird)
 
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1. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Shenandoah National Park. Between May 11, 1933 and March 31, 1942, ten CCC camps were established within, or on leased land adjacent to, Shenandoah. At any one time, more than 1,000 boys and young men lived in camps supervised by the Army and worked on projects directed by the Service and the Bureau of Public Roads. The earliest CCC projects were concerned with the building of trails, fire roads and towers, log comfort stations, construction projects associated with the Skyline Drive, and picnic grounds within this narrow corridor. (Submitted on September 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Shenandoah - Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
Civilian Conservation Corps Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2018
2. Civilian Conservation Corps Marker (tall view)
. After the official establishment of the park on December 26, 1935, CCC activities were expanded to include the entire acreage. Houses and outbuildings of former residents were dismantled or burned, fences were removed, gardens and orchards were obliterated, and work areas were replanted, seeded or sodded. Many known 20th-century homesites in Shenandoah are invisible today due to the CCC's mandate to return the land to its "natural state." (Submitted on September 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Marker (<i>wide view; looking south from Piney River Area Road</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2018
3. Civilian Conservation Corps Marker (wide view; looking south from Piney River Area Road)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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