near Mikesville in Columbia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
"CCC Boy" Statue
was erected by
Chapter 143, NACCCA,
In 2007. Chapter 143 was organized by
CCC veterans of the area on
October 1, 1988.
This statue is dedicated to the 50,000 Florida "CCC Boys" who replanted 90,000 acres on private land and in Florida State Forests; also replanted and developed thousands of acres in three Florida National Forests. They also built eight flagship State Parks, including O'Leno, and completed hundreds of other conservation, environmental and public recreation projects from April 7, 1933 to June 30, 1942.
The Civilian Conservation Corps combined two
great national resources ---youth and land---
in a program designed by
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
to save both.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these Environment • Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1541.
Location. 29° 54.861′ N, 82° 34.829′ W. Marker is in near Mikesville, Florida, in Columbia County. Marker can be reached from SE Spade Loop.. Located in O'Leno State Park, near the suspension bridge (off US 441/41). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: High Springs FL 32643, 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. Civilian Conservation Corps (here, next to this marker); Bellamy Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Leno (within shouting distance of this marker); Fear Stricken (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1824 - The Bellamy Road - 1952 (approx. 3.6 miles away); William Henry Traxler (approx. 4 miles away); Springhill Methodist Church/Traxler, Fla. (approx. 4 miles away); Spring Hill United Methodist Church / Bellamy Road (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in near Mikesville.
More about this marker. Physical location of marker is in Columbia County although Postal Zip Code is Alachua
1. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
Civilian Conservation Corps,Preserving America's Natural Resources 1933-1942
America was in the grip of the Great Depression when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated in
March of 1933. More than twenty-five percent of the population was unemployed, hungry and without hope. The New Deal Programs instituted bold changes in the federal government that energized the economy and created an equilibrium that helped to bolster the needs of citizens.
Out of the economic chaos emerged the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It goal was two-fold:
conservation of our natural resources and the salvage of our young men. The CCC is recognized as the single greatest conservation program in America and it served as a catalyst to develop the very tenets of modern conservation. The work of America's young men dramatically changed the future and today we still enjoy a legacy of natural resource treasures that dot the American landscape (CCC Legacy)
— Submitted June 19, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 867 times since then and 158 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 19, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6. submitted on October 31, 2007, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.