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Near Burney in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Civilian Conservation Corps: A Surviving Legacy

 
 
The Civilian Conservation Corps: A Surviving Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2016
1. The Civilian Conservation Corps: A Surviving Legacy Marker
Inscription.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established in 1933 under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program. During the years of the Great Depression, when the stock market crash and ensuing business closures left many Americans desperately looking for work, the program employed young men, ages 17 to 28, on projects throughout the nation’s public parks and forests. About 3,800 of these men worked in California’s state parks, constructing roads, trails, campgrounds, visitor centers and other facilities. A distinctive “rustic” appearance distinguishes the work of the CCC in California’s state parks, a style that has been adapted over the years and continues to be used today. They used local, natural materials and hand-craftsmanship to create buildings and other structures that blended into the surrounding landscape. Many of the buildings, structures, and landscape features built by the CCC in the 1930’s still stand today as a legacy to the challenging and strenuous work performed by these young men.
 
Erected 2005 by California State Parks.
 
Location. 41° 0.802′ N, 121° 39.005′ W. Marker is near Burney, California, in Shasta County. Marker can be reached from Lake Road north of
The Civilian Conservation Corps: A Surviving Legacy Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2016
2. The Civilian Conservation Corps: A Surviving Legacy Marker (wide view)
California Highway 89 S, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burney CA 96013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burney Falls (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Crook (approx. 8.8 miles away); Captain Dick and Richard Pugh (approx. 8.8 miles away); Glenburn Community Church (approx. 9 miles away); Fountain Fire Vista Point (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkMan-Made Features
 
1935 CCC Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2016
3. 1935 CCC Cabin
This cabin constructed in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps
Restored by the Friends of the Falls
1984 - 1986
1935 CCC Cabin Door Detail image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2016
4. 1935 CCC Cabin Door Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2016, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2016, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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