Pere Marquette State Park – Grafton IL

Description

“In the 1930s, with the advent of the Great Depression and with the nation’s natural resources in jeopardy due to poor environmental practices, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was created. At Pere Marquette, the CCC built many buildings and shelters, fences, bridges, water reservoirs, foot and horse trails, riprap and streambank protection. Work was also done to create parking areas, campgrounds, and the clearing of overlooks and vistas. In addition, archeological and other types of surveying activities were conducted. Many of these CCC structures are still standing.”   (http://www.greatriverroad.com)

The heart of the park is the massive, CCC built Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center.

 

 

Source notes

http://www.greatriverroad.com/courtesy3.htm
http://www.pmlodge.net/

Project originally submitted by Alex Rose on July 23, 2014.

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Location Info


Lodge Blvd
Grafton, IL 62037

Coordinates: 38.972001, -90.541013

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