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Civilian Conservation Corps Stories

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; Danbury, Squantz Pond; Cobalt, Meshomasic; Voluntown, Pachaug; Thomaston, Black Rock; East Hartland, Tunxis; Clinton, Cockaponset; West Goshen, Mohawk; and Torrington, Paugnut. The Army Government Dock in New London was the supply depot for all the CT camps.

In the following years these eight camps were added: Riverton, American Legion State Forest; East Hampton, Salmon River; Danbury, Wooster Mountain; Somers, Shenipsit; Portland, Meshomasic; Poquonock, Experiment Station Land; Kent, Macedonia Brook and Madison, Cockaponset.

CT CCC Camps

List of CCC Camps in Connecticut

Camp # Location Town Leader # of men Began
Government Dock 190 New London New London 67 5/33
Roosevelt S-60 Cockaponset State Forest Clinton Eugene. H. Humprey 250 5/23/33
Jenkins S-57 Meshomasic State Forest Cobalt Jerome O. Maher 250 6/15/33
Fechner S-69 Wooster Mountain State Forest Danbury RFD A. Richard Olson 200 6/4/35
Hook S-62 Squantz Pond State Park Danbury RFD Frank A. North 212 5/24/35
Stuart S-70 Salmon River State Forest East Hampton Stanley A. Niven 200 7/8/35
Toumey S-52 Mohawk State Forest West Goshen / Torrington Arthur Brooks 250 5/25/35
Robinson S-53 Tunxis State Forest East Hartland John Wulff 250 6/13/33
Chapman S-61 Military Reservation Niantic Otto H. Schroeter 212 3/1/33
Filley S-64 Cockaponset State Forest Haddam Robert F. Coughlin 200 12/11/33
Fernow S-56 Natchaug State Forest Hampton / Eastford Harold D. Pearson 212 6/29/33
Macedonia Brook P-11057 Kent Falls State Park Kent 202 6/10/35
Hadley P-65 Cockaponset State Forest Madison Edward L. Eliot 200 6/4/37
Buck S-67 Meshomasic State Forest Portland Lawrence C. Blair 200 6/4/35
White S-63 American Legion State Forest Winsted / Barkhamsted / Riverton Edgar R. Hawkes 250 1/2/34
Conner P-68 Shenipsit State Forest Somers Raymond K. Daley 200 6/4/35
Graves S-55 Nipmuck State Forest Stafford Springs Edward Walker 212 5/27/33
Roberts S-59 Black Rock State Park Thomaston Homer C. Neal 212 5/30/33
Walcott S-54 Paugnut State Forest Torrington / Burrville Francis J. Moglia 212 5/31/33
Lonergan S-58 Pachaug Forest Voluntown John Roche 250 6/6/33
Cross S-51 Housatonic Meadows State Forest West Cornwall Thomas C. Hood 250 6/20/33
Britton P-66 Experiment Station Land Poquonock Rt 75 Albion W. Jack 200 6/4/35
CCC Hampton Baseball Team 1939

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