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    A Retreat Fit For A President

    Rapidan Camp, President Hoover's summer retreat in Shenandoah National Park. Explore »

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    A New Deal to Rebuild a Nation

    A New Deal to Rebuild a Nation

    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was one of the most popular and successful programs of the New Deal. Shenandoah National Park is an excellent example of the CCC program.

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    A Retreat Fit For A President

    A Retreat Fit For A President

    Rapidan Camp, the summer retreat established by President and Mrs. Herbert Hoover during his administration is located within the boundaries of Shenandoah National Park.

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A closeup view of the delicate pink blooms of Mountain Laurel

Although it is native to the Blue Ridge Mountains, much of the beautiful mountain laurel you see blooming along Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive in June was planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. More...