- Allegheny National Forest, PA
- Site Type:
- Forestry and Agriculture, Parks and Recreation, Paths and Trails, CCC Camps
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
“The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) provided jobs to people willing to work towards reforestation of cut-over timber land and was the progenitor organization of the Allegheny National Forest.
A number of CCC camps and CCC associated property types are located within the Forest including planted red pine plantations, including the first such effort at reforestation by the CCC in the United States.”
“The second CCC camp in the country opened on the Allegheny National Forest. These newest enrollees came to the Forest from Pittsburgh, the hard coal region around Scranton, south Philadelphia, and the deep South. They were immediately put to work planting 781 acres of burned and cut-over land with a blanket of trees, establishing the first CCC plantation in the U.S. at Duhring, Pennsylvania. Eventually, 14 camps were built throughout the Allegheny”
Source noteshttps://www.foresthistory.org/ASPNET/Publications/region/9/history/chap8.aspx https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/allegheny/learning/history-culture
Site originally submitted by Erin TerBeek on October 2, 2012.
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