High Bridge in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
High Bridge Company 1268 / Civilian Conservation Corps
Voorhees State Park
On October 31, 1933, CCC Company 1268, S.P.-5, arrived at High Bridge, N.J., four years after former Governor Foster M. Voorhees donated his 325 acre farm, known as Hills Acres, to the State of New Jersey to become a park. Called Voorhees State Park, CCC enrollees developed, under the watchful eye of Alan Blackburn (Project Superintendent), and James Ashey (Park Superintendent), two separate parcels of land called Hoppock Grove and Hills Acres, as well as Hacklebarney State Park in Long Valley. Enrollees engaged in erosion control, roadside clearing and reforestation. Thjey constructed park roads, trails, bridges, shelters, picnic tables and water fountains.
High Bridge Company 1268 closed its doors on June 30, 1941 after nearly eight years of faithful service to the community.
"I propose to create a Civilian Conservation Corps to be used in simple work ... more important, however, than material gain will be the moral and spiritual value of such work."
March 9, 1933
Civilian Conservation Corps
Beginning in late 1929 the Great Depression struck the economy of the United States. To assist in stimulating the economy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, once
Erected by Voorhees State Park and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 40° 41.211′ N, 74° 53.455′ W. Marker is in High Bridge, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Voorhees Park Main Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: High Bridge NJ 08829, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to the Twp. of Lebanon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Voorhees State Park (approx. half a mile away); High Bridge and Longwood Valley Branch (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hamlet of Readingsburg (approx. Taylor Steelworkers Historic Greenway (approx. 0.8 miles away); Solitude Falls (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Iron Mines (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lake Solitude and Taylor Falls (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in High Bridge.
Categories. • 20th Century • Charity & Public Work • Natural Resources •
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