May 10, 2014

CCC Youths Camp at Fort Beauregard

The Civilian Conservation Corps was a program which provided work for unemployed and unmarried young men.  The nearest camp was on top of Fort Beauregard in Harrisonburg, where tents were set up for the boys to live in.  

The young men received room and board and were paid thirty dollars a month, of which twenty five had to be allotted to relatives or dependents.  The boys were furnished with fatigues and khaki uniforms with CCC arm patches.

They fought forest fires, planted trees and did some ditching for drainage work.  The camps were under the management of Army officers.

The following article appeared in the July 7, 1935 edition of the Monroe Morning World:

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