- Molokai, HI
- Site Type:
- Forestry and Agriculture, CCC Camps
- New Deal Agencies:
- Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Work Relief Programs
The Civilian Conservation Corps built a camp on Molokai for 36 enrollees. The expenditure was $23,545.48. The CCC worked in forested areas, known today as the Palaau State Park, in the vicinity of this camp: “In 1936, a nursery was started as part of the Emergency Conservation Work project, or the Civilian Conservation Corps and trees were grown for outplanting at Palaau.” The caption of a photo file in the State Division of Forestry and Wildlife “reads, ‘1,665 ft. elevation CCC tree planting. Type of cover shrub guava, lantana and akia’ […] In 1939, the Civilian Conservation Corps began to plant Formosa koa in what is now the picnic area of the Palaau State Park; and ironwood and paper-bark along what is now the road and trails in the park […] A 1942 report of Territorial Forester William Crosby stated that the Civilian Conservation Corps planted 185,274 trees on 424.9 acres of the Palaau Section of the Moloka’i Forest Reserve between 1934 and 1941.”
Source notesU.S. Department of the Interior, Annual Report of the Governor of Hawaii to the Secretary of the Interior for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1940, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1940, p. 55. Palaau State Park, accessed June 27, 2017.
Site originally submitted by Brent McKee on June 26, 2017.
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