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Spirit of the CCC

Honoring Those Who Served in the Civilian Conservation Corps

 

— 1933 - 1942 —

 
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By Craig Baker, October 14, 2018
1. Spirit of the CCC Marker
Inscription.  The CCC had two camps in Griffith Park. Camp Griffith Park, originally located just east of this site, was occupied from May 1934 to May 1936. A statue honoring the CCC was sculpted by John Palo-Kangas as a WPA Federal Art Project and placed in that camp. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated this original "Spirit of the CCC " on October 1, 1935, but the statue disappeared after the Camp was closed. A second camp, Camp Riverside, was located on the present site of Travel Town from November 1938 to May 1941. Prior to use by the CCC, the Travel town site held a boy's camp. After the CCC term, it was used as a WWII Prisoner of War enclosure. This statue is a faithful re-interpretation of the original "Spirit of the CCC."
 
Erected 1993 by National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni; and City of Los Angeles.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 34° 9.273′ N, 118° 18.454′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles
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By Craig Baker, October 14, 2018
2. Spirit of the CCC Marker
County. Marker can be reached from Zoo Drive east of Forest Lawn Drive. Located in Travel Town Museum, open Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10-5. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5200 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles CA 90027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Riverside Drive Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); Johnny Carson Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Grand Central Air Terminal (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lockheed F-104 Starfighter (approx. 1.4 miles away); Special Delivery (approx. 1½ miles away); Burbank Post Office (approx. 1.8 miles away); Story Hardware (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of the Old Los Angeles Zoo (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Additional keywords. Travel Town Museum, Walt Disney, Carolwood Barn, Disneyland
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational AreasWar, World II
 
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By Craig Baker, October 14, 2018
3. Travel Town Museum
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By Craig Baker, October 14, 2018
4. Travel Town Marker
Dedicated to preserving the various types of transportation that helped build our state and nation.
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By Craig Baker, April 21, 2019
5. Nearby Marker
Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn. Rededicated July 19, 1999. In memory of Walt Disney and his love for railroading he shared with the world.
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By Craig Baker, April 21, 2019
6. Carolwood Barn
Built in 1950 by Walt Disney in the backyard of his home on Carolwood Drive, now located just east of Travel Town. Open on the 3rd Sunday of each month 11-3.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on July 29, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 31, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   5, 6. submitted on April 22, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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