- East Hampton, Glastonbury, Portland, CT
- Site Type:
- Forestry and Agriculture, Parks and Recreation, Infrastructure and Utilities, Paths and Trails, Bathhouses, Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels, CCC Camps, Fire Lookouts
- New Deal Agencies:
- Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Work Relief Programs
Meshomasic State Forest, the first such entity in all of New England, was improved and developed by the efforts of two C.C.C. camps: Camp Jenkins (C.C.C. Company #181), in operation from June 14, 1933 to Jan. 1, 1936; and Camp Buck (C.C.C. Company #1197), in operation from Sept. 13, 1935 to Jul. 22, 1941.
Among the work accomplished was “pouring a cement foundation for a sawmill,” “building a lumber shed, a creosoting plant, a brick charcoal kiln …,” “miles of trails,” and construction of “Milford Road.”
Other accomplishments are linked to from this page.
Historical Museum of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Shenipsit State Forest: exhibit information
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 20, 2018.
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