News Sections
Spring Mill To Celebrate Civilian Conservation Corps, Sept. 1
Updated May 5, 2013 1:08 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
 Print    Archive    RSS

(MITCHELL) - Spring Mill State Park will celebrate the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps at a Sept. 1 event.

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 throughout the United States.

CCC members planted nearly 3 billion trees, constructed more than 800 parks nationwide, updated forest fire fighting methods, and built a network of service buildings and roadways in remote areas.

A park interpreter dressed as a CCC member will explain what a day in the life of a corpsman was like and describe the role the CCC played in the reconstruction of Spring Mill's Pioneer Village.

At the nature center, visitors can watch a movie about the CCC and see photos taken at the camps of the men working and at play. Visitors can also hike to a bridge near the nature center that was one of the CCC construction projects.

Park admission during the event is $5 per in-state vehicle and $7 per out-of-state vehicle. For more information, contact Coletta Prewitt at (812) 849-3534 or

Spring Mill State Park is at 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, 47446.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2017 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback