> CCC Camp at Bastian, Virginia
The Civilian Conservation Corps established a model camp at Bastian,Virginia on June 4,1933. Company 1388 of the CCC did much trail,tower, and bridge construction in the Jefferson National Forest as well as other areas in the county. The CCC was part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal program to fight the Great Depression. Its purpose was to put young men to work and keep them out of trouble.
Report on the CCC Camp 

Henry Ratliff

The Cherokee Scalp

Remembering the CCC Camp

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