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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Those Places Thursday - CCC at Desoto State Park, Alabama

Lodge at Desoto State Park
DeSoto State Park is in the Appalachian foothills of northeastern Alabama.  It was one of the places the Civilian Conservation Corps. built in the 1930's; they constructed a lodge, roads, bridges and cabins for the park.  My late father-in-law was one of the CCC boys there in 1938.  He's the "biggest goldbrick" at the bottom right of this yearbook picture:
The park has been constructing a museum to house the memorabilia from the time the CCC was there and it's due to open later this month.  Fortunately, we are just a few hours from DeSoto and are anxious to visit and see more of what they have been able to put together. 
A link to the blog about the construction of the museum is here: http://civilianconservationcorpsindsp.blogspot.com/2012/03/welcome-to-dsps-blog.html

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