Natchaug State Forest – Eastford CT

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)’s Camp Fernow, which housed Company #183, was stationed at Natchaug State Forest in Eastford, Connecticut. The camp was established June 29, 1933 and was discontinued May 28, 1941.

Among other projects independently listed on other pages, work included: “tree planting, 8 miles of truck trails, improvements to the Forest Ranger’s house, and construction of the Eastern District sawmill, a sawdust and plainer shed, a warehouse, a machine shop, and the 3 lumber sheds that supplied the entire eastern half of Connecticut.”

Source notes

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

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 2, 2018.

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Location Info


Natchaug State Forest
Eastford, CT

Coordinates: 41.879, -72.188

One comment on “Natchaug State Forest – Eastford CT

  1. I’m happy to email you photos taken in the forest back in the 1930s, as well as today. These would include photos of Camp Fernow. Please let me know if you can use them.

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