Robert H. Treman State Park
Camp SP-6, Company 1265 operated a camp in the upper portion of the park from 1933 until 1941. It was one of more than 200 CCC camps created in New York State during the Great Depression. The CCC employed young men from 18 to 25 years old building trails, campgrounds, picnic shelters, swimming areas, and many other projects. There are museum exhibits about the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Old Mill in the upper park. You can also learn more about this camp and others in the Finger Lakes in this video, "Civilian Conservation Corps in the Finger Lakes, Part 1," featuring a presentation sponsored by the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park. Part 2 should be published later this week.
In the photograph, CCC laborers build a dam in the park in July 1933.
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