Volcano in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Countless are the Accomplishments of Roosevelt's Trusty “Tree Army”
Employed in national forest and national and state parks, their world included landscaping, road work, building and trail construction, erosion control, and masonry. This nation-wide program, known as Roosevelt's "Tree Army," carried out the most effective large-scale environmental program in the nation's history.
The men of the largest CCC program on the Island of Hawai'i were stationed here from 1934-1942.
While working and living in the park, the "boys" successfully accomplished many great tasks. They established much of the park's early infrastructure, including roads, trails, and buildings. Examples of their masonry and construction work can be seen throughout the park, including a unique octagonal stone shelter at the top of Mauna Loa Road, and directional compasses at the top of Pu'u Huluhulu Trail and at the end of Hilina Pali Road. Other examples include trail construction and forest restoration work in the Kipukapulu and Kilauea Iki areas. In addition to
Location. 19° 25.777′ N, 155° 15.431′ W. Marker is in Volcano, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Crater Rim Drive. Touch for map. The marker is located at the Kilauea Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Crater Rim Drive, Volcano HI 96785, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kilauea (a few steps from this marker); Site of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The "Firepit" of Halema'uma'u (approx. 2.4 miles away).
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Horticulture & Forestry • Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2016, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2016, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.