“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Fort Valley in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Blacksmith Shop

Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, April 2, 2016
1. Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.  Each CCC Camp had a blacksmith shop where they forged and repaired tools. Items such as fireplace tools, hinges or lantern poles were crafted for use in the camp. In 1940 the CCC printed an educational handbook called Blacksmithing. Unit No. Hand Forging used in enroll training courses.

(left) Local experienced Man teaching enrollees at Camp Roosevelt using materials forged in the Blacksmith Shop.

(right) Camp Roosevelt, NF-1
Civilian Conservation Camp Layout-1941
Erected by US Forest Service, Department of Agriculture.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
Location. 38° 43.758′ N, 78° 31.086′ W. Marker is near Fort Valley, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker can be reached from Camp Roosevelt Road (Virginia Route 675) 0.3 miles south of Moreland Gap Road (Virginia Route 730), on the right when traveling south. On a hiking trail at Camp Roosevelt Campground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Valley VA 22652, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mess Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Barracks (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Fechner Memorial Forest (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of the CCC (about 400 feet away); Elk Run Meeting House (approx. 4.7 miles away); Corn Crib (approx. 4.7 miles away); Burner Barn (approx. 4.7 miles away); Bell House (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Valley.
Also see . . .
1. Camp Roosevelt - America's First CCC Camp. Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy (Submitted on May 12, 2016.) 

2. Camp Roosevelt Recreation Area. U.S. Forest Service (Submitted on May 12, 2016.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2016, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 11, 2016, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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