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Spring Mill To Celebrate Civilian Conservation Corps, Sept. 1

Last updated on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

(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 springmillstatepark@dnr.IN.gov.

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

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