Weston in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Civilian Conservation Corps West River Forest Camp
This site marks the entrance to the west River C.C.C. Camp. This CCC was part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and targeted unemployed men 18–25 whose families were on relief. Nationally, over 2.5 million men were hired and paid $30 a month of which $25 went directly to their families.
Men from this and other CCC camps built roads, trails and campgrounds, fought fires, planted trees and established much of the infrastructure of the early National Forest and other public lands. The remnants of this camp are down this road and within the Green Mountain National Forest.
Erected 2013 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 43° 21.744′ N, 72° 47.683′ W. Marker is in Weston, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is on Vermont Route 155 2 miles north of Vermont Route 100, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weston VT 05161, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Mechanicsville (approx. 3.9 miles away); Weston Village Historic District Weston Civil War Monument (approx. 4.9 miles away); Weston Korean War – Vietnam War Monument (approx. 4.9 miles away); Abby Maria Hemenway (approx. 5.4 miles away); Veteran’s Memorial (approx. 5½ miles away); Mount Holly Railroad History (approx. 6.2 miles away); Revolutionary War Campground on the Crown Point Road (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - New Deal. (Submitted on October 24, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Charity & Public Work • Government • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.