- Tuscola, TX
- Site Type:
- Parks and Recreation, Infrastructure and Utilities, Swimming Pools, Picnic and Other Facilities, Water Supply, Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
“The Civilian Conservation Corps, Roosevelt’s first New Deal recovery program, built the original parts of Abilene State Park, including picnic areas and swimming pool complex. In 1934, the 507 acres were dedicated as a state park.
According to the Taylor County Historical Commission, another CCC company, all black veterans, returned a year later to finish the effort, repairing roads and building a stone water tower.” (Abilene Reporter-News)
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 7, 2014.
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