• Camp David Development - Thurmont MD
    "One public service site that the public rarely sees because of its very private purpose is in the Catoctin Mountain Park recreational area, sixty miles north of Washington, D.C. This site was developed by the New Deal's Works Progress Administration and the CCC and was used first as a camp for crippled children, followed by a few other purposes, until FDR visited it in 1942 and claimed it, naming it his 'Shangri-La.' The cooler mountain climate provided the president and his family a chance to get some relief from the humidity and heat of the capital in those days before...
  • Catoctin Mountain Park - Thurmont MD
    From the National Park Service website for Catoctin Mountain Park: “President Franklin D. Roosevelt created programs to give people a chance to rebuild their lives from the Great Depression. The Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps gave this land a second opportunity and through re-growth, a new role as a recreation area (https://www.nps.gov/cato/index.htm)... Historic structures and products of the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps, along with the site of our nation's first Job Corps Center, are tangible reminders of the capability of vigorous youth programs to strengthen the nation's economic and social fabric. The totality of resources found...
  • Cunningham Falls State Park - Thurmont MD
    The land that is now Cunningham Falls State Park used to be part of the Catoctin Recreational Demonstration Area (now called “Catoctin Mountain Park”).  The land was turned over to Maryland in 1954.  The land was originally worked and developed as a New Deal project, by the WPA & CCC. Today, visitors to Cunningham Falls State Park can enjoy swimming, hiking, picnicking, boating, hunting, fishing, and camping.
  • Foxville Road Improvements - Thurmont MD
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted improvement work along Foxville Road, west of Thurmont, MD. Maryland WPA Project #165.