Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday - Alabama Highlands - CCC in DeSoto State Park



My father-in-law, Mack Kirkpatrick, was one of the CCC boys who built DeSoto State Park near Ft. Payne, Alabama in the 1930's.  The CCC built a lodge and a number of cabins in the park, as well as footpaths that are still used today.  While I was searching for information on the Civilian Conservation Corps., I found this video on youtube, showing the work being done in various parks around the state.  (There are similar videos for other parts of the country.)  While we don't know if Mack was one of the men shown in the video, it does give us a look at what their life was like there and the work they did. 

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