Bartow County's Forgotten CCC Camps
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 12 PM
Bartow History Museum
4 E. Church Street, Cartersville, GA 30120
Join us on April 17th, 2019 at 12 p.m. at the Bartow History Museum, to hear guest speaker, Donna Coffey Little, speak on Bartow County's Forgotten CCC Camps. During the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a program that allowed unemployed young men to help support their families while improving America's ailing fields and forests through planting trees and fighting fires and erosion. Few remember that Bartow County had its own CCC camp in Cartersville and that there was another CCC camp at the foot of Pine Log Mountain, near Beasley's Gap, right at the Bartow/Cherokee border. The young men from these camps built the first roads to the top of Pine Log Mountain, as well as the fire tower and ranger house. The Cartersville CCC camp also helped Bartow County farmers to mitigate erosion through terracing, planting trees, and building check dams. The lecture is free for members and included in the price of admission for non-members.