Legends on the Lookout Series: Civilian Conservation Corps in DeSoto State Park
The Legends on the Lookout is a series of casual 1-hour programs in DeSoto State Park, featuring the histories of the people & the places around Lookout Mountain, Alabama. Series showcases everything from the story of Spanish Conquistador Hernando DeSoto to the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps that built DeSoto State Park.
Read about the Legends on the Lookout at www.Alapark.com/desotoresort
The Civilian Conservation Corps in DeSoto State Park
In celebration of DeSoto State Park’s 76th Anniversary.
The Civilian Conservation Corps was one of the better known and most successful of the New Deal programs following the Great Depression; one that did a lot of good for forests, recreation, and the men for whom it provided short-term jobs. Between 1933 and 1942, an average of 30 camps operated across Alabama. CCC boys helped fight fires, reforest lands, protect the state’s then newly acquired national forests and build roads and recreational facilities in its state parks.
Learn about these great men that built DeSoto State Park & see pictures & artifacts from the 1930-1940s.
Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: DeSoto State Park Lodge-Fort Payne, Alabama
(In case of inclement weather movie will be moved inside)
Fee: Free and open to the Public; Great for all ages! Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish.
Call 256.997.5025 or email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov for more details.