Camp S-61 was organized at Fort Meade, Maryland, on June 5, 1933, with Lieutenant E. L. Miller in command (Tracy, p. 1; Civilian Conservation Corps, 1983, p. 12). On June 24, 1934, the camp, located outside of Petersburg, was dedicated and the camp’s name was officially changed to the E. L. Miller camp (Tracy, p. 2). The camp published a newspaper entitled the “Brainstorm.” Like the other camps, workers at the Diamond Valley camp built many roads like the Colerain Road, which they put down stone by stone (Huling, 1994). The camp was closed on October 1, 1937 (Civilian Conservation Corps, 1983, p. 12).
Diamond Valley camp near Petersburg
Photograph courtesy of the Huntingdon County Historical Society
You can view names of workers who served at the CCC camps by clicking on Civilian Conservation Corps Workers.
If you know of someone who served with the CCC, who is not listed on the worker's page, please complete a CCC Roll Call Form, and their name will be added to the list.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources maintains information on all of the CCC camps in Huntingdon County and Pennsylvania. For more information on S-61 Diamond Valley, you can click on the link.