CCC Camps and Improvements – White Mountain National Forest NH

Description

“There were 17 permanent CCC camps on the White Mountain National Forest. After establishing their campsites, the men constructed ski and hiking trails, high country shelters, roads, campgrounds and parking areas. Where there was only a foot trail before, the CCC built the road through Evan’s Notch. The planting of new trees was not as necessary on the White Mountain as it was in the 1930’s on other National Forests. The lasting impact of the CCC camps in the New England National Forests may be seen today as it is on other Forests in the Eastern Region. The CCC work was considerable, and their salvaging efforts after the 1938 hurricane were essential and saved millions of board feet of timber from being wasted after the blow down.”

Source notes

http://www.foresthistory.org/ASPNET/Publications/region/9/history/chap8.aspx

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

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Location Info


White Mountain National Forest
Campton, NH 03223

Coordinates: 44.14871, -71.452789

2 comments on “CCC Camps and Improvements – White Mountain National Forest NH

  1. Dennis Clough

    I have a photo of the men of one such camp. My father was a truck driver for the camp. Problem is, the photo has no names or the location of the camp. I would be happy to scan it and send you a copy. I believe most of his time was right after the ’38 hurricane.

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