View from High Point State Park
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) drastically impacted New Jersey’s High Point State Park.
In 1933, when “the CCC boys first arrived at High Point Park, they found a relatively undeveloped 11,000-acre parcel of land. … By the time the CCC boys were done working eight years later, they had built 25 miles of roads, two lakes, repaired the badly damaged forest, fought forest fires, cleared trails, built campgrounds and shelters, and partially completed an athletic complex. The park, as visitors enjoy it today, is largely the fruition of their efforts.”
"High Point State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps," by Peter Osborne. Arcadia Publishing (September 30, 2002).
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 7, 2015.
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