PARK SERVICE SEEKS FOLKS WITH SMOKIES MEMORIES
The National Park Service hopes people who have firsthand accounts of living in the Smokies or attending the national park dedication will share those memories. The Park Service said the memories of hundreds of Civilian Conservation Corps workers who built the park are also being sought. Park officials hope those with tales to tell will call them by July 24 at (865) 436-7318, ext. 349. Officials would also like to hear from those who witnessed Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicate the national park on Sept. 2, 1940. To find out more, visit http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/5568008/.
Send this around! The CCC was instrumental in saving the state park lands of SC. Musgrove Mills State Park is the site of one of the few battles outnumbered militia won before the Battle of Kings Mountain and it was built during the Great Depression by the CCC. What a great idea!