Camps of Florida
Over the years between 1933 to the Civilian Conservation Corps’ demise in 1942, Florida was a host for twenty two Civilian Conservation Corps camps. Those twenty two camps housed approximately four thousand, four hundred men. Six of those camps were located in National Forests, one was on a state forest, and fourteen were located on forests on private lands. One camp was located on a federal reservation. (PBS.com) They completed projects such as building the O’Leno State Park (Floridamemory.com) in Washington County, and rebuilding Fort Clinch in Nassau County. This image is of camp 1431 P-63, located in Bronson Florida, in Levy County. Visible in the background are the tents which were standard Civilian Conservation Corps camps, as well as a large tree. An enrollee is leaning against a tree in the foreground, resting in the shade.
A collection of photos of the CCC camps in Florida and their features. All pictures taken from the State of Florida Archive, from www.floridamemory.com