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Paul Smiths in Franklin County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Site of Camp S-60

Barnum Pond - Town of Brighton

 

— 1933-1942 —

 
The Site of Camp S-60 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 27, 2012
1. The Site of Camp S-60 Marker
Inscription.  
The Site of Camp S-60
Barnum Pond - Town of Brighton
1933-1942
U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps
Company 220
Paul Smiths, N.Y.
Honored for these accomp[lishments:
Fought fires, helped build Meacham Lake and Fish Creek Campsites, planted trees, built trails/dams, and improved forest stands.
Camp S-60 received Gov. Lehman Award for "Best Conservation Work" in N.Y.S. 1934

 
Erected 1995 by CCC Members and Friends.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list.
 
Location. 44° 26.424′ N, 74° 15.228′ W. Marker is in Paul Smiths, New York, in Franklin County. Marker is on New York State Route 30 ¼ mile north of Keeses Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. The location above is an approximation. The marker is on the east side of Rte. 30 between Paul Smiths College and
The Site of Camp S-60 Marker (Complete Monument) image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 27, 2012
2. The Site of Camp S-60 Marker (Complete Monument)
the Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paul Smiths NY 12970, 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. Pettis' Grave (approx. 0.3 miles away); Teddy Roosevelt's Journal Walk (approx. 0.7 miles away); Forest Fire (approx. 5½ miles away); The Union Depot (approx. 9.7 miles away); Making History in Saranac Lake (approx. 9.7 miles away); a different marker also named Making History in Saranac Lake (approx. 9.7 miles away); Hotel Saranac (approx. 9.9 miles away); Trudeau Memorial (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paul Smiths.
 
More about this marker. If you're in the area, a stop at the Visitor Interpretive Center is worth the time. There's a relief map of the area, and a bunch of easier trails and interesting displays as well as a Butterfly House.
 
Regarding The Site of Camp S-60. Fish Creek Campground is about 20-25 minutes south on Route 30.
 
The Site of Camp S-60 Marker as seen facing North on Rte 30. image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy
3. The Site of Camp S-60 Marker as seen facing North on Rte 30.
The Site of Camp S-60 Marker as seen facing South on Rte 30. image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 27, 2012
4. The Site of Camp S-60 Marker as seen facing South on Rte 30.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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