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Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

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Buchanan Rd
Evansville, IN

Quick Timeline

c1936 CCC Camp is built
c1950 Becomes Camp Woodlands
1963 Becomes McDonald Hopeland
1968 vacated


Buchanan Rd east of St Joseph Ave
District: Mt Auburn
Latitude: 37.999194
Longitude: -87.598641
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civilian conservation corps (ccc) camp c1936 on Mesker Park property

later (by 1950s) camp woodlands run by girls scouts

expanding ARC uses old girl scouts facility sep 1963 becomes mcdonald hopeland named after mayor frank mcdonald sr

arc later relocated to the old Burkhardt School in 1968 now greenhouse and debris collection for mesker park zoo

See also Government / Civic Mt Auburn district

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