Bessey Ranger District Construction and Reforestation – Halsey NE

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) reforested “20,000 acres of drifting sand hills and expanded Bessey Forest Nursery producing 30 million saplings for reforestation.” The CCC also “constructed a public campground and picnic area, shelter house, bath houses, and a swimming pool in the park.”

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Location Info


Bessey Ranger District
Halsey, NE 69142

Coordinates: 41.86042, -100.354958

One comment on “Bessey Ranger District Construction and Reforestation – Halsey NE

  1. Kathy Leeper

    My grandfather, Lee Walter Chatfield was part of the CCC that worked at the National Forest.

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