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posted by Deb (Fisher) Riley
Greenwoood Furnace State Park will be hosting a program on the Civilian Conservation Corps. The description says:
During the throws of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps to reduce unemployment among young men, and at the same time to perform conservation work. Pennsylvania had well over a hundred camps, many in this area. Through the use of historic photographs and other memorabilia, we will take a “Virtual Tour” of the five camps near the park – Alan Seeger, Owl’s Gap (Whipple Dam), Martin’s Gap, Diamond Valley, and Penn-Roosevelt.
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the CCC. If you have a living or deceased relative who was in any of the area camps in Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata, and Centre counties, we want to hear from you. If you have historic photos or other memorabilia, we would like to copy them, or we can accept them as a donation to the park’s growing collection of CCC related items. Items from our collection will be on display in the Visitor Center this summer. At the Blacksmith Shop.
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