Meshomasic State Forest – Portland CT

Description

Meshomasic State Forest, the first such entity in all of New England, was improved and developed by the efforts of two C.C.C. camps: Camp Jenkins (C.C.C. Company #181), in operation from June 14, 1933 to Jan. 1, 1936; and Camp Buck (C.C.C. Company #1197), in operation from Sept. 13, 1935 to Jul. 22, 1941.

Among the work accomplished was “pouring a cement foundation for a sawmill,” “building a lumber shed, a creosoting plant, a brick charcoal kiln …,” “miles of trails,” and construction of “Milford Road.”

Other accomplishments are linked to from this page.

Source notes

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

http://www.ccclegacy.org/uploads/15_0304__Vol._39__2_final_rvs_15_0628_.pdf

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

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Location Info


Meshomasic State Forest
CT

Coordinates: 41.6206, -72.5382

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