William B. Umstead State Park – Raleigh NC

Description

In 1934, under the Resettlement Administration, federal and state agencies united to buy 5,000 acres of this submarginal land to develop a recreation area. The Civilian Conservation Corps, as well as the Works Progress Administration, helped construct the site while providing much needed jobs. Four camps along with day-use and picnic facilities were built and the park opened to the public in 1937.”

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http://www.ncparks.gov/william-b-umstead-state-park/history

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Location Info


William B. Umstead State Park
Raleigh, NC

Coordinates: 35.859, -78.753

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