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2015 Cabin Fever History Series and Explore East Hampton History Walks

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Tour of Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Salmon River State Forest

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began on
March 31, 1933 under President Roosevelt's "New Deal" to relieve the
poverty and unemployment of the Depression. The US Army supervised the camps
which had from 200-250 men each. The first year 13 camps were set up in these
Connecticut towns & state parks & forests: West Cornwall, Housatonic
Meadows; Niantic, Military Reservation; Hampton, Natchaug; Haddam, Cockaponset;
Stafford Springs, Nipmuck; Union, Nipmuck; New Fairfield, Squantz Pond; Cobalt,
Meshomasic; Voluntown, Pachaug; Thomaston, Black Rock; East Hartland, Tunxis;
West Goshen, Mohawk; Clinton, Cockaponset; West Goshen, Mohawk; and Burrville,
Paugnut. The Army Government Dock in New London was the supply depot for all
the CT camps

Upcoming Walks:
October 18, 2015 - Chatham Historical Society History Festival
November 15, 2015 - Lost Spring Farm
December 5, 2015  - Tour of Colonial Hill Quarter Horses at High Meadow Stable

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