Bessey Ranger District Construction and Reforestation – Halsey NE

City:
Halsey, NE

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Swimming Pools, Campgrounds and Cabins, Shelters, Bathhouses, Landscaping and Tree Planting

New Deal Agencies:
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Work Relief Programs

Quality of Information:
Moderate

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) reforested “20,000 acres of drifting sand hills and expanded Bessey Forest Nursery producing 30 million saplings for reforestation.” The CCC also “constructed a public campground and picnic area, shelter house, bath houses, and a swimming pool in the park.”

Source notes

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/map-widget/ccc-map/

Location Info


Bessey Ranger District
Halsey, NE 69142

Coordinates: 41.86042, -100.354958

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One comment on “Bessey Ranger District Construction and Reforestation – Halsey NE

  1. Kathy Leeper

    My grandfather, Lee Walter Chatfield was part of the CCC that worked at the National Forest.

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  1. Kathy Leeper

    My grandfather, Lee Walter Chatfield was part of the CCC that worked at the National Forest.

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