Wild River Rehabilitation – Shelburne NH

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Description

This project was undertaken by the 156th Company of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). In 1933, CCC supervisor Robert Monahan wrote his parents about this work:  “My job the past two days has been to supervise some 78 men in the task of beautifying the bank of the Wild River, which the Forest Service road parallels for nine miles. As you may have noticed the banks of many of our streams have been lined for years with debris deposited there by the 1927 flood. It was a stupendous task to restore the appearance of these stream banks but with 80 men at one’s disposal, a lot can be done along those lines.”

Source notes

Robert S. Monahan to his mother and father, June 7, 1933, Dartmouth College Library Special Collections, Monahan Papers, UP-42, 15.

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on February 18, 2016.

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Location Info


Shelburne, NH 03581

Coordinates: 44.401172, -71.074798

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