CCC Company 4448 Water Tower - Auburn, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo
N 32° 33.083 W 085° 29.104
16S E 642237 N 3602566
Quick Description: This old water tower is all that remains from the Civilian Conservation Corps Company 4448 in what is now Chewacla State Park in Auburn, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2013 6:52:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMGGW1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
Views: 1

Long Description:
We were visiting this part of the park while attending the geocaching event GeoFest In The Parks. I read about the water tower from an information sign and decided to look for it. It is showing its age but it is still there. More information about the park can be found at (visit link) The website below is a link to a story about the CCC in Auburn.

The information from the sign gives the story.

"Civilian Conservation Corps

This site was the location of Company 4448, Camp Alabama SP-12, of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. The camp was one of more than 2,650 created throughout the United States to provide jobs and training for young, single men who were unemployed during a time of severe economic trouble.

President Franklin Roosevelt signed legislation authorizing the CCC on March 31, 1933. This camp opened on August 18, 1935, with 26 men and later grew to house more than 100 in four barracks. The young men took what had been a popular recreation area known as Wright's Mill and turned it into Chewacla State Park by building roads, picnic shelters, cabins, and a 26-acre lake. The park opened in 1939.

The camp closed in 1942 after World War II broke out, reducing the number of young men available for the CCC, and Congress decided to eliminate funding for the program. Most of the structures in the camp were taken apart, except for the water tower, and moved elsewhere, but the work of the CCC remains today, providing recreational opportunities for new generations."
Type: Remnant

Fee: Weekdays $2.00 adults, weekends $3.00; children 6-11 $1.00; seniors 62- $1.00

Hours:
Daylight.


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