Alumni Field Development – Maynard MA

The New Deal had a large impact on Maynard’s Alumni Field. In 1933 the Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) surfaced the running track, built a concrete foundation for bleachers, graded a field next to the highway, and surfaced tennis courts. The… read more

Breakheart Reservation – Saugus MA

The Civilian Coservation Corps (C.C.C.) was active at the Breakheart Reservation in Saugus, Mass. 1934 Metropolitan District Commission annual report: “Under Chapter 338, Acts of 1934, the Commission were authorized to purchase about 650 acres of land in Saugus and Wakefield,… read more

CCC Camp Toumey – Goshen / Cornwall CT

The Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.)’s Camp Toumey was stationed at Mohawk State Forest from June 25, 1933 to July 26, 1941. “Named for James W. Toumey, Dean of the Yale School of Forestry, CCC men from this camp lived among… read more

CCC Camp Wolcott – Torrington CT

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)’s Company #176, Camp Wolcott, was based at Paugnut State Forest in Torrington, Connecticut. It operated from 1933 to 1937. Work accomplished included construction of 8 miles of truck trails and many miles of cross-country ski trails.

CCC Camp: Blue Hills Reservation – Milton MA

From 1933-1937 a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp operated within the Blue Hills Reservation, south of Boston. Over that time the CCC made numerous improvements to the Reservation, including two lookout towers, ski trails, a toboggan run, and any number… read more

Mount Greylock State Reservation – Lanesborough MA

The CCC conducted extensive work on Mount Greylock State Reservation between 1933 and 1942. From the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs: “The Mount Greylock Summit, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, contains an exceptional collection… read more

Mount Rainier National Park – WA

Mount Rainier was the nation’s fifth National Park, established 1899. During the Great Depression the New Deal’s Civilian Conservation Corps greatly aided the park’s development. NPS.gov: “The Civilian Conservation Corps was busily building and repairing park lands and structures from… read more

Municipal Improvements – Franconia NH

Various relief and infrastructure efforts were provided by the New Deal for this small New Hampshire mountain village, population 514 (1930 Census). From 1933 to 1935, the Public Works Administration conducted a survey for a proposed water project, at a… read more

Pittsfield State Forest – Pittsfield MA

The CCC worked to develop Pittsfield State Forest during the 1930s. From BerkshireWeb.com: “In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) planted large tracts of spruce and red pine on the former grazing land. They also constructed roads, dams, and… read more

The Spruces Campground – Big Cottonwood Canyon UT

The Utah Outdoor Association, working with the local Forest Service office in the Wasatch National Forest, created the Community Camp in 1921.  It was built on the site of a former tree nursery put there c. 1900 to reforest Big Cottonwood Canyon,… read more

Tunxis State Forest – Hartland CT

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)’s Camp Robinson, which housed Company #180, was stationed at Tunxis State Forest in Hartland, Connecticut. The camp was established June 13, 1933 and was discontinued July 18, 1941. Among other projects independently listed on other pages,… read more

Underhill State Park – Underhill VT

Underhill State Park is one of nearly two dozen state parks in Vermont that was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression era. “Between December 1933 and August 1940, the Underhill State Park was the base… read more