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CCC Company 1390--Camp Gallion M-29 | Marker History

CCC Company 1390–Camp Gallion Marker, M-29

A short distance west is the site of Camp Gallion, home from 1933 to 1941 of Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1390. This all-African American company performed extensive work in the present-day Prince Edward-Gallion State Forest. Company 1390 built five forest-fire lookout towers, 94 miles of forest-fire lanes, 62 miles of truck trails, 33 bridges, and both Goodwin and Prince Edward Lakes, now the centerpieces of Twin Lakes State Park. The men also thinned 500 acres of forest, planted 4,500 trees, and performed 3,142 hours of fire-fighting duty. In addition, the company conducted an education program to reduce illiteracy among its members.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1998
Region: Southside Region
Geographic Location: Prince Edward County
Physical Description of Location: US 360, about .2 miles northeast of intersection with County Road 696, Green Bay, VA 23942. Marker is on right when traveling southwest on US 360.
GPS Location: 37.1360254990,-78.3116157890
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