When I was a junior at Juniata College, I took Professor Dave Hsiung's history class called "Exploring Local History." Being a local student AND a history nut, the class was perfect for me. Our assignment was to explore one area of Huntingdon County history and write a paper about our topic and present it during a public presentation. I chose to explore the role of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Huntingdon County during the Great Depression. At that time, I was able to interview some local residents who had worked for the CCC. I also interviewed the historian for the C. H. Miller Hardware Company, as well as the district forester, and historian at Greenwood Furnace State Park. It was quite an experience! I am including the paper below as well as information on the seven camps that were located in Huntingdon County. I have created a database of information on people who worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps across the U. S.; the link to the database is below. If you know of someone who served in the CCC, please send me his information on the contact form.
To read my college paper on the CCC, click on the title of the paper below:
The Civilian Conservation Corps camps in and around Huntingdon County included:
To see a list of the workers at the CCC camps in Huntingdon County but also across the U.S., please click on the link below:
List of Civilian Conservation Corps Workers - UPDATED 8/18/2012
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where you can post photos, names of those who served, or any other Civilian Conservation Corps related material.
Sedgley Thornbury is at the right. He served as a second lieutenant at S-61, Diamond Valley. This photo was taken at the flag pole in 1933. To view more Civilian Conservation Corps photos from the Huntingdon County area, click on the link.
If you are interested in the Civilian Conservation Corps, the following website links provide information on the CCC: