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Volcano in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Countless are the Accomplishments of Roosevelt's Trusty "Tree Army"

 
 
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By Adam Margolis, November 22, 2010
1. Countless are the Accomplishments of Roosevelt's Trusty "Tree Army" Marker
Inscription.  The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), established by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933, was one of many "New Deal" Programs created towards economic recovery from the Great Depression. The goal of the CCC was to create Conservation Jobs for the thousands of young men struggling with unemployment.

Employed in national forest and national and state parks, their world included landscaping, road work, building and trail construction, erosion control, and masonry. This nation-wide program, known as Roosevelt's "Tree Army," carried out the most effective large-scale environmental program in the nation's history.

Photo Caption:
The men of the largest CCC program on the Island of Hawai'i were stationed here from 1934-1942.

While working and living in the park, the "boys" successfully accomplished many great tasks. They established much of the park's early infrastructure, including roads, trails, and buildings. Examples of their masonry and construction work can be seen throughout the park, including a unique octagonal stone shelter at the top of Mauna Loa Road, and directional compasses
Countless are the Accomplishments of Roosevelt's Trusty "Tree Army" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Adam Margolis, November 22, 2010
2. Countless are the Accomplishments of Roosevelt's Trusty "Tree Army" Marker
at the top of Pu'u Huluhulu Trail and at the end of Hilina Pali Road. Other examples include trail construction and forest restoration work in the Kipukapulu and Kilauea Iki areas. In addition to learning skills that they would carry and use for lifetime - masonry, construction, electrical, plumbing, and landscaping - they were also proud and grateful to provide $25 a month to their families at home who were struggling with the effects of the Great Depression.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkHorticulture & ForestryMan-Made FeaturesRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 19° 25.777′ N, 155° 15.431′ W. Marker is in Volcano, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Crater Rim Drive. The marker is located at the Kilauea Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Crater Rim Drive, Volcano HI 96785, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kilauea (a few steps from this marker); The 'Ōhi'a Wing will soon be home to the park's collection of artwork and artifacts (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (about 400 feet away); The Volcano House reigns as one of America's great lodges
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(about 400 feet away); Explosive eruptions rock Kīlauea volcano (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mauna Loa (approx. 2.1 miles away); The "Firepit" of Halema'uma'u (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mauna Ulu (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Volcano.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2016, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2016, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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