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Castor Plunge in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Camp Packard - Company 1446

 
 
Camp Packard - Company 1446 Marker image. Click for full size.
June 28, 2019
1. Camp Packard - Company 1446 Marker
Inscription.  
On June 28, 1933, Company 1446 of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) occupied Camp Packard (F-3) one mile south of this location near Castor Plunge. Camp Packard was the center of operations for tree planting, fire-fighting, road and bridge building, and telephone line construction. One of their main accomplishments was the construction of Valentine Lake and Recreation Area near Gardner, LA. Company 1446 was cited by Major General Mosley as one of the best three camps in District E.
 
Erected by Loyalty Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and The Kisatchie National Forest.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkGovernment & PoliticsHorticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the Daughters of the American Revolution series lists.
 
Location. 31° 12.967′ N, 92° 36.787′ W. Marker is in Castor Plunge, Louisiana, in Rapides
Camp Packard - Company 1446 Marker image. Click for full size.
June 28, 2019
2. Camp Packard - Company 1446 Marker
Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Twin Bridges Road (State Highway 488) and Messina Road, on the left when traveling south on Twin Bridges Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodworth LA 71485, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moon Tree (approx. 4.6 miles away); England Air Force Base History (approx. 9 miles away); North American F-86 Sabre (approx. 9.1 miles away); England AFB Heritage Park (approx. 9.1 miles away); LTV Aerospace Vought A-7D Corsair II (approx. 9.1 miles away); Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (approx. 9.1 miles away); Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (approx. 9.1 miles away); Republic F-105 Thunderchief (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Located at the Wild Azalea Trailhead.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2019.
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