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Near Luray in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civilian Conservation Camp

 
 
Civilian Conservation Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
1. Civilian Conservation Camp Marker
Inscription.  During the 1930's, CCC Camp NP-1, Company 334, Camp Dern was placed in the area across the Skyline Drive and 1/4 mile to the south.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work.
 
Location. 38° 34.469′ N, 78° 23.043′ W. Marker is near Luray, Virginia, in Page County. Marker is on Skyline Drive, on the left when traveling south. Located at the Timber Hollow Overlook in Shenandoah National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Luray VA 22835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Home Away From Home? (approx. 0.8 miles away); Construction of the Skyline Drive (approx. 0.8 miles away); Shenandoah's Centerpiece (approx. 1.3 miles away); Appalachian Trail High Point (approx. 1.8 miles away); Visiblity-Endangered? (approx. 2.8 miles away); Stony Man (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Man in the Mountain (approx. 2.8 miles away); Guarding the Past (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luray.
 
Also see . . .  Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy.
South End of the Timber Hollow Observation Area image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
2. South End of the Timber Hollow Observation Area
One of President Roosevelt's "Alphabet Soup" of programs started during the great depression, perhaps its most lasting legacy is the sense of conservation and environmentalism in America today. (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Civilian Conservation Camp Area image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
3. Civilian Conservation Camp Area
One of the first CCC Camps in the country, Camp Dern extended along this section of the drive.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 812 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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