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Thurmont in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Tradition of Conservation

Catoctin Mountain Park

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
 
Catoctin Mountain Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 22, 2011
1. Catoctin Mountain Park Marker
Inscription.  Many organizations and individuals have played a part in cultivating Catoctin Mountain Park’s legacy of conservation and education. Since the 1930’s thousands of adults and school children have participated in learning-by-doing programs. They have planted trees, built trails, and constructed roads, cabins, picnic areas, and other facilities.

They did this work under auspices of the Works Progress Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, and Youth Conservation Corps. The League for People with Disabilities, Inc., Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and many other civic and school groups have conducted nature camps and environmental programs in conjunction with the National Park Service.

A CCC crew works on a project at Catoctin.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEnvironment. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list.
 
Location. 39° 38.052′ N, 77° 27.012′ W. Marker is in Thurmont, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Park Central Road

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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14707 Park Central Road, Thurmont MD 21788, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blue Blazes Whiskey Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Fatal Shootout (about 800 feet away); Blue Blazes Still (approx. ¼ mile away); Making Whiskey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Preparing the Hearth (approx. ¾ mile away); Making Charcoal (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wood Hauler's Sled (approx. 0.8 miles away); Collier's Hut (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thurmont.
 
Catoctin Mountain Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 22, 2011
2. Catoctin Mountain Park Marker
Catoctin Mountain Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 22, 2011
3. Catoctin Mountain Park Marker
Catoctin Mountain Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 22, 2011
4. Catoctin Mountain Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 20, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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