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Camp Misty Mount:
A Place for Regrowth--
Supplementary Resources

By looking at Camp Misty Mount: A Place for Regrowth, students can more easily appreciate a successful WPA project that continues to meet the recreational needs of individuals and organized groups and has helped the forest to regrow.

National Park Service

  • Catoctin Mountain Park is a unit of the National Park System. The park's Web site details the history of the park and visitation information. Included on the site are features on the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps, such retreats as Camp David and Camp Misty Mount, and the role of the charcoal/iron industries in the Catoctin Mountain Park.
  • The National Park Service's Park Geology Web site offers a brief history of the Catoctin Mountains including information on the different inhabitants who affected the land.
  • The National Park Service's History Web page provides an on-line book titled, The Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Park Service, 1933-1942: An Administrative History. Included in the book is a history of the CCC and an examinination of the role of the National Park Service.

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
For a better understanding of Maryland's preservation efforts visit the DHCD's Division of Historical and Cultural Programs. This division is charged with identifying, studying, evaluating, preserving, protecting, and interpreting Maryland's significant prehistoric and historic sites, districts, structures, cultural landscapes, heritage areas, and cultural objects and artifacts, as well as less tangible human and community traditions.

The New Deal:
Library of Congress
Search the American Memory Historical Collection of the Library of Congress for further documentation on the New Deal and the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Included on the site are photographs from the Great Depression, manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, numerous documents and photographs of WPA workers and their projects, and much more.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

The New Deal Network
The New Deal Network is an educational Web site sponsored by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and the Institute for Learning Technologies. The New Deal Network offers over 4000 images and 500 articles, speeches, and letters relating to the New Deal. Also included on the site is a comprehensive on-line resource page on the Great Depression and New Deal that offers links specifically applicable to K-12.


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