CCC Camp Roosevelt, George Washington National Forest – Fort Valley VA

Description

“The first CCC camp, appropriately named Camp Roosevelt, began operation in the late spring of 1933 on Virginia George Washington National Forest. On April 10 the first quota of 25,000 men was called, and on April 17, the first camp, Camp Roosevelt, in the George Washington National Forest near Luray, Virginia, was occupied. Gerald S. Wheeler was appointed administrator.”   (www.foresthistory.org)

Source notes

http://www.foresthistory.org/ASPNET/Publications/first_century/sec4.htm

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gwj/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=73633&actid=29

Project originally submitted by Erin TerBeek on October 2, 2012.

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Location Info


George Washington National Forest
Fort Valley, VA 24460

Coordinates: 38.733055, -78.51722

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