Austin Cary Forest – Gainesville FL

Description

In 1939, the federal Work Progress Administration (WPA) worked to develop Austin Cary Forest, a UCF facility used for “the purposes of academic teaching, research, extension education, and demonstration“.

The WPA “built roads, buildings, and water draining ditches. And 100,000 board feet of pine and 80,000 cypress shingles were logged from the forest and processed at the School’s sawmill.”

Source notes

http://sfrc.ufl.edu/forest/about/austincary/

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 4, 2016.

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Location Info


Waldo Road
Gainesville, Florida 32609

Coordinates: 29.7469, -82.2178

One comment on “Austin Cary Forest – Gainesville FL

  1. Susan Hegeman

    Correction: Austin Cary Forest is, and was, affiliated with the University of Florida (UF), not “UCF” (University of Central Florida).

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