• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park


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Work Well Done

CCC workers clearing a bank along Skyline Drive

There's an old saying that goes "Many hands make light the work." Everywhere you look throughout our country, you will find work accomplished by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

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Journaling Jumpstarts

  1. Pick a place you love and write about it. Where and what is it? What do you do there? Why do you love it? Next, do some research and find out how it came to be. Who owns it? How did he/she/they acquire it? How do they maintain and care for it? What was their hope for it? Does your love for this place fulfill their goal(s) for it? Was it been easy to acquire and/or build and is it easy to maintain or has a lot of effort gone into having and keeping it? Explain.

  2. Share the places and a bit of information from #1 with the class. Then, discuss. Are some of your places the same? Are some of the places public places that are owned by all of us? Are some of the places maintained through volunteer work?

  3. What work would (or do) you do for free? Church? Scouts? Other organizations? Friends? Family? Why?


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Did You Know?

A huge fieldstone fireplace, built by U.S. Marines, is the centerpiece of First Lady Lou Henry Hoover’s sitting room at Rapidan Camp

Visitors to Shenandoah National Park can visit President Herbert Hoover’s rustic and beautiful summer vacation home, Rapidan Camp.