Chesterfield in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Dividends for the Future
With those words to Congress in March of 1933, newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), one of the key elements of the “New Deal”. At the time, America was in the midst of a deepening national crisis, brought on by the financial collapse of the stock market in 1929. Thousands of businesses were failing and millions of Americans were unemployed. President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” consisted of a series of new, federally funded programs designed to put America back to work and rebuild the national economy.
Between 1933 and 1942, the CCC put over three million young men to work restoring the nation’s natural resources and constructing park and recreation areas. Virginia benefited greatly from
Many of the original structures here in the park are marked with the bright yellow CCC logo. We hope that you will take time to notice and appreciate the wonderful legacy left by the men and boys of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Whether it is the handsome stonework on a bridge or retaining wall, the large, hand-forged hinges on a log cabin door, or one of the impressive log and stone picnic shelters the craftsmanship and attention to detail that became the hallmark of CCC construction is evident.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 37° 23.19′ N, 77° 34.928′ W. Marker is in Chesterfield, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from State Park Road 1.4 miles from State Park Road (Virginia Route 780). Touch for map. This marker is located near the CCC Museum within Pocahontas State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Chesterfield VA 23832, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least CCC Camp Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps - Company 2386 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pocahontas State Park (approx. 1˝ miles away); Eleazar Clay (approx. 3.6 miles away); Apostles of Religious Liberty (approx. 4.2 miles away); Chesterfield Court House (approx. 4.2 miles away); Chesterfield County Courthouse (approx. 4.2 miles away); Magnolia Grange (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesterfield.
Also see . . .
1. CCC Museum at Pocahontas State Park. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Pocahontas State Park. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Friends of Pocahontas State Park. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Charity & Public Work • Government • Horticulture & Forestry • Natural Resources •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.