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A history and interpretive proposal for Sherando Lake Recreation Area, [Part of an oral history project], David W. Benavitch, Assistant Ranger, Recreation, Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington National Forest

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A history and interpretive proposal for Sherando Lake Recreation Area, [Part of an oral history project]
Title
A history and interpretive proposal for Sherando Lake Recreation Area
Title part
[Part of an oral history project]
Statement of responsibility
David W. Benavitch, Assistant Ranger, Recreation, Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington National Forest
Title variation
Life in a CCC camp: a history of Camp NF-8 Sherando, Virginia, May 15, 1933 to May 11, 1951
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Summary
  • Forms part of: A history and interpretive proposal for Sherando Lake Recreation Area, an oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including original copies of all text material and interviews conducted by David Benavitch on video and audio tapes, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 16-1 through 16-13, Boxes I and II. (Videotapes and audiotapes only: Special Coll. SdArch no. 16-2 through no. 16-11 for the following interviewees: Larry Ballard, Karl Baumann, John A. Betterly, James Blackwell, Jack Branch, Roger Bryant, Albert Moreman, Hans Schagus, Edward Van Fossen, and Mark E. Wolfe). Videotapes only: Special Coll. SdArch no. 16-12 through 16-13 for the following interviewees: Frank Haga and Garland Priddy
  • This monograph provides a history of the Sherando Lake Recreation Area, a CCC-designed recreation area located at George Washington National Forest in Virginia. Provides an in-depth picture of what life was like in a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in the 1930's, including how the Camp was built and various projects it supported. Topics covered: camp establishment, command and administration, discipline; the role of the Forest Service, local "experienced men," women in camp life; effects of the CCC program on the local area, specific work projects, road construction (Sherando Lake Forest Camp and Dam Project, Big Levels Game Refuge); fire fighting; reflections on the CCC experience, its lasting effects and end of the program. Also included: a history of the Camp during World War II years as a Conscientious Objector Facility and as a German prisoner of war stockade. The paper concludes with the description of an interpretive plan "proposal" for the area
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Sherando Lake Recreation Area, located in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia, was built (1933) and maintained by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) during the Depression era. Known as Camp NF-8 during World War II, it served as a Civilian Public Service (CPS) facility for conscientious objectors (1941-1944), and then as a German Prisoner of War (POW) stockade (1944-1946). It is now a part of the federal national recreation area system.
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VMC
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 16-1.
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A history and interpretive proposal for Sherando Lake Recreation Area, [Part of an oral history project], David W. Benavitch, Assistant Ranger, Recreation, Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington National Forest
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Note
  • "This paper was prepared as a student project in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Professional Development for Outdoor Recreation Management Program at Clemson University. Clemson Class of 1990; May 31, 1991 final copy."
  • Alternative title: Life in a CCC camp: a history of Camp NF-8, Sherando, Virginia, May 15, 1933 to May 11, 1951
  • STACK COPY: Text material only (paper, interviews and newspaper transcripts). Call no.: SD428.G46 H57 1991
  • ORIGINAL COPY of paper; interview transcriptions; and transcription of newspaper articles housed in Special Collections, call no. SdArch nos. 16-1 through 16-13
  • Purpose of the project: to provide the basis for an interpretive program that would describe the area, its facilities and general history
  • SERIES OF ARTICLES appearing in Waynesboro News Virginian, Sept. 9, 1944: Here's how German prisoners of war are working: Lyndhurst Camp near Sherando is center from which men come; relieve pressure on farms and orchards suffering from labor shortage: prisoners seem please to be out of war / Louis Spillman
  • Alternative title to series of newspaper artices: German prisoner of war newspaper articles
Accompanying material
10 interview transcriptions + 1 transcription of a series of newspaper articles.
Bibliography note
Reference notes and bibliography: leaves 101-110
Control code
41307686
Dimensions
28 cm. +
Extent
110 leaves

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