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Three Rivers in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The CCC Boys

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 3, 2017
1. The CCC Boys Marker
Inscription.
Shaping a Park
The CCC Boys

Tunnel Log reminds us of the work of young men who struggled to survive the Great Depression in the 1930s. The drive-through hole in the log was carved by the “boys” of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

The Great Depression left millions unemployed. Congress created the CCC to put young men to work and get paychecks to their families. The CCC worked mostly on public lands, including Sequoia National Park.

Despite youth and inexperience, the CCC boys proved remarkable in developing many features of this park and at thousands of other places across the nation. They built roads, trails, buildings, campgrounds, water systems, and more — much of which is still used today.

When this sequoia fell across the road on December 4, 1937, CCC worker Roy DeVoe of Weldon, California suggested cutting the tunnel. The tree extended 275 feet long, with a base diameter of 21 feet.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 36° 33.151′ N, 118° 45.684′ W. Marker is in Three Rivers, California, in Tulare County. Marker is on Crescent Meadow Road 1.7 miles south of Generals Hwy, on the left when
Tunnel Log image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 3, 2017
2. Tunnel Log
Fell December 4, 1937
Base Diameter   21 feet
Length   275 feet
Tunnel 8 ft High 17 ft Wide
traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Sequoia National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Three Rivers CA 93271, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephen Tyng Mather (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Call the Cavalry! (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buttress Tree (approx. mile away); Auto Log (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colonel Young: A Buffalo Soldier (approx. half a mile away); The Naturalists (approx. half a mile away); Middle Fork Canyon (approx. 0.7 miles away); For the Good of the Giants (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Rivers.
 
Also see . . .  Sequoia National Park. (Submitted on May 14, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
The Tunnel Log image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 3, 2017
3. The Tunnel Log
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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