Public Lands Day

Civilian Conservation Corps Company 494 had a work camp on what is now part of Norris Dam State Park.  This historic area has numerous stone  features still standing that are a part of program efforts to tell the story of the “CCC boys”.  Recently acquired photos of the camp in its operational period show the whereabouts of other buildings and activity areas.

New interpretive signs are in place that really start to tell the story of the camp.  Here about Mr. Claude Jenkins and his experiences in the camp.

For September 28th, we will be working on the task of clearing and removing some of this cane to reveal a large stone encased ditch that runs through the center of the camp. You won’t believe how much has been done since last year !      Work will begin at 8:00 AM and continue into the afternoon as long as the work crew is present, so you may come any time.  Contact Mark Morgan  at 865.426.7461 for more information. You can also visit http://www.publiclandsday.org/npld-sites/norris-dam-state-park-camp-sam.

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