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Near Mt Morris in Livingston County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Civilian Conservation Corps

 
 
The Civilian Conservation Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bruce Kelly, May 24, 2021
1. The Civilian Conservation Corps Marker
Inscription.  During the depths of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt devised a plan by which the government would create jobs for unemployed young men restoring our natural resources. On March 31, 1933, a bill establishing the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was passed and the president's goal was realized. New York State Parks took advantage of this new program to develop its facilities by creating four CCC camps at Letchworth State Park. Between 1933 and 1941, 3,000 men lived and worked at Letchworth State Park's Gibsonville, Great Bend, St. Helena, and Lower Falls camps. Visitors to Letchworth State Park can still find many reminders of the CCC's accomplishments.

This was the site of SP 17 Gibsonville Camp The young men of the Gibsonville Camp: • Constructed shelters, fireplaces, rail fences, cabins, comfort stations, and the main park road from Mt. Morris to the Wolf Creek area. • Seeded and planted shoulders and rights of way. • Conducted trail and woods cleanup. • Operated one of two quarries in the park. • Removed dead trees and brush.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work

Close-up of photo on marker - note the fireplace in the photo image. Click for full size.
By Bruce Kelly, May 24, 2021
2. Close-up of photo on marker - note the fireplace in the photo
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Horticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 🏞️ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
 
Location. 42° 42.209′ N, 77° 56.158′ W. Marker is near Mt Morris, New York, in Livingston County. Marker can be reached from Park Road. The Gibsonville Camp marker is located about ¼ mile up Trail 19 / Gibsonville, from where it intersects Park Road. The marker is close to where Trail 19A / Chipmunk, begins. https://parks.ny.gov/documents/parks/LetchworthTrailMapNorth.pdf. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Morris NY 14510, 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. Former Site of Gibsonville (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gardeau Tract (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mount Morris Dam Commemorative Kiosk (approx. 2½ miles away); Why Was This Dam Built? (approx. 2½ miles away); Dam Facts (approx. 2½ miles away); The Largest Dry Bed Dam East of the Mississippi River (approx. 2½ miles away); Mt. Morris Dam (approx. 2.6 miles away); "Da-Yo-It-Ga-O" (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Close-up of marker photo - CCC camp facility image. Click for full size.
By Bruce Kelly, May 24, 2021
3. Close-up of marker photo - CCC camp facility
Close-up of marker photo image. Click for full size.
By Bruce Kelly, May 24, 2021
4. Close-up of marker photo
Close-up of marker photo image. Click for full size.
By Bruce Kelly, May 24, 2021
5. Close-up of marker photo
The Civilian Conservation Corps Marker - next to the remains of the barracks fireplace image. Click for full size.
By Bruce Kelly, May 21, 2021
6. The Civilian Conservation Corps Marker - next to the remains of the barracks fireplace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2021, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Last updated on June 1, 2021, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 28, 2021, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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