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CCC Nation

Dallas park hosts a major tribute to CCC workers from across the country.

By Janelle Taylor

At various parks over the years, TPWD has hosted many small reunions for the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, and more recently three large events in 2003, 2004 and 2005. At these events we honor those who helped build 31 of our earliest state parks in Texas and thank them for their contributions to our country, including building facilities in many of our city, state and national parks, forestry work, soil conservation projects, building many of our nation’s dams and roadways, and so much more.

This year, the party is getting even bigger. From September 28 to 30, the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department will host a tribute to CCC alumni from all over the country. The National Association of CCC Alumni’s annual reunion will be held at White Rock Lake Park. TPWD staff members will be available to record oral history interviews with CCCers, and host an antique tool demonstration where the public can watch or participate in shaping stone and wood with tools used in the CCC era. CCCers are encouraged to take this opportunity to get together with their peers. Descendants of CCCers and the general public are encouraged to come learn about the CCC and the numerous contributions the program made to Texas. Events for NACCCA members start on September 28-29, 2006. The event is open to the public on September 30.

For more information, contact Sally Rodriguez at the City of Dallas, (214) 243-2123.

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