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Barkhamsted in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Henry Robinson Buck

 
 
Henry Robinson Buck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, April 18, 2016
1. Henry Robinson Buck Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to
Henry Robinson Buck
1876-1934
whose friendly nature and
work for public recreational
areas endeared him to all
his associates.

This trail was located by him
and built by the Civilian
Conservation Corps.
May 18, 1935

 
Erected 1935.
 
Location. 41° 56.511′ N, 73° 0.743′ W. Marker is in Barkhamsted, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker can be reached from West River Road 2 miles north of Route 318. Touch for map. The marker is located 1.0 miles on the Henry Buck Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Barkhamsted CT 06063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp White (approx. mile away); Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village (approx. mile away); Peoples State Forest (approx. mile away); Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Austin Hawes Memorial Campground (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Honor of Lambert Hitchcock (approx. 1.4 miles away); Riverton (approx. 1 miles away); a different marker also named Riverton (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barkhamsted.
 
More about this marker.
Henry Robinson Buck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, April 18, 2016
2. Henry Robinson Buck Marker
Look high and uphill from the Henry Buck Trail to find the marker.

The marker is located on the blue blazed Henry Buck Trail. Detailed directions can be found on Barkhamsted's Hiking web site:
http://barkhamsted.us/About/Community/HikinginBarkhamsted/tabid/199/Default.aspx
 
Regarding Henry Robinson Buck.
Henry R Buck was a civil engineer who directed the construction of Connecticutʼs CCC camps in the 1930ʼs. The CCC built the bridge near the trailhead that connected Peoples State and American Legion State Forest. He was an active hiker and designed and built the Henry Buck Trail. It is a short and challenging trail with lots of photo ops, especially during the wildflower season. It passes historic sites, and has a great viewpoint across the Valley. He was one of the earliest conservationists and an active member of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association of which he served as vice-president. Tragically he died in a car accident in 1934.
 
Also see . . .
1. Civilian Conservation Corps. (Submitted on March 19, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps. (Submitted on March 19, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. Civilian Conservation Corps in Connecticut. (Submitted on March 19, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry
 
The CCC bridge foundation connecting 2 State Parks. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, April 18, 2016
3. The CCC bridge foundation connecting 2 State Parks.
The Henry Buck Trail is opposite this foundation.
The Henry Buck Trail image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, April 18, 2016
4. The Henry Buck Trail
The marker is located at the midpoint of the 2.0 mile trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 19, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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