CCC Camp Fechner – Danbury CT

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.)’s Camp Fechner, which housed Company #2102 at Wooster Mountain State Park in Danbury, Connecticut, conducted the following improvement and development work: “removal and burning of over 80,000 elm trees to control Dutch Elm Disease; construction of roads; forest fire suppression and prevention; forestry work; control the Pine Shoot Moth; assistance in the lower Connecticut River Valley after the Flood of 1936.”

The camp operated from Sept. 12, 1935 to May 24, 1937.

Source notes

Historical Museum of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Shenipsit State Forest: exhibit information

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 20, 2018.

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Location Info


Wooster Mountain State Park
Danbury, CT

Coordinates: 41.352, -73.474

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