“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Leeds in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Leeds Historic CCC Camp

Leeds Historic CCC Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mh
1. Leeds Historic CCC Camp Marker
Inscription.  In the depression year of 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt initiated the Civilian Conservation Corps. This program provided much needed employment for the nation's youth 18-25 years old. The men had to complete the 8th grade, and have 3-4 family members dependent on their paycheck. The men received $30.00/month of which $25.00 was sent home to their family.

The men at this base camp developed the Oak Grove Campground, built bridges and constructed roads from Leeds to St. George. They were instrumental in preserving and protecting forests, waterways and other natural resources. But the real benefit was that it gave these young men hope, self respect, and a new start in life.

Our task today is to preserve and restore this Utah CCC camp site. Your donations will be used wisely. For more information on other local CCC camps:
Erected 2011 by Eagle Scout Project by Kody Allen.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkMan-Made Features
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. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 37° 14.071′ N, 113° 22.051′ W. Marker is in Leeds, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from West Mulberry Lane north of South Main Street (Utah Route 228), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 West Mulberry Lane, Leeds UT 84746, 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. Leeds CCC Camp (here, next to this marker); "They Were Poor, Hungry, and They Built to Last" (a few steps from this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps, Leeds, Utah (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Schoolhouse to Town Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Tale of Three Towns (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. John's Church / Bishop Lawrence J. Scanlan (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mile-long Main Street (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wells Fargo and Company Express Building (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leeds.
Leeds CCC Camp Buildings and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mh, February 22, 2012
2. Leeds CCC Camp Buildings and Marker
Marker is visible on the right.
Leeds CCC Camp Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mh, February 22, 2012
3. Leeds CCC Camp Building
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2012, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 29, 2012, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada.   2, 3. submitted on May 30, 2012, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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