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Hamlin in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Building a Park

 
 
Building a Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
1. Building a Park Marker
Inscription. Originally called Northwest Beach Park when Monroe County began its development in 1929, the park's name was changed to Hamlin Beach State Park when New York State took title in January 1938. Company 1252 of the Civilian Conservation Corps arrived at the park in 1935. Over the next six years, its men constructed roads, trails, fountains, culverts, drinking fountains, parking lots, recreational facilities, walls, jetties, thirty fireplaces, and six buildings here.

This aerial photograph shows Camp SP-53 on Moscow Road, where CCC Company 1252 made its home from August 1935 to August 1941. All photographs courtesy Hamlin Town Historian.
Company 1252 stands at attention on front of its barracks.
This photograph shows the interior of the CCC camp's recreation hall where CCC enrollees would relax and unwind.
This entrance sign welcomed visitors to the newly designated state park.
From 1933 to 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) rescued roughly two million men from poverty and provided them with jobs doing sorely needed coservation work during America's worst economic crisis, the Great Depression. CCC Company 1252 was housed at Hamlin Beach from 1935-1941.

 
Erected by Hamlin Beach State Park.
 
Marker series. This marker
Left Detail image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
2. Left Detail
is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 43° 21.735′ N, 77° 57.03′ W. Marker is in Hamlin, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on Hamlin Beach State Park Road half a mile north of Lake Ontario Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on a walkway that begins at the northwest corner of Area 1 parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Hamlin NY 14464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The CCC Goes to Work (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A New Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The West Shelter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hamlin No. 14 (approx. 3 miles away); Norway Colony (approx. 3.3 miles away); First Settlers (approx. 3.7 miles away); Peerson Home (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Sloopers (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamlin.
 
Also see . . .  Hamlin Beach State Park Map. New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. (Submitted on April 23, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Right Detail image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
3. Right Detail
Building a Park Marker and Area 1 Parking image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
4. Building a Park Marker and Area 1 Parking
Northward from Area 1 Parking image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
5. Northward from Area 1 Parking
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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