CCC Camp, Indian Township, ca. 1934

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This picture was taken of the Civil Conservation Corps 192nd Co. camp in Indian Township, near Princeton, in about 1934.

The Civil Conservation Corps was established in 1933 by the recommendation of President Franklin B. Roosevelt. This CCC Camp in Indian Township was called the "Far East" 192nd co. camp, and was under the immediate supervision of the Maine Forest Service from June 1933 to June 1941.

The Far East Camp focused on forest culture, road construction and maintenance, and extended West Street on what is presently called the Stud Mill Road.

During WWII the camp was modified, in part, by the addition of a barbed wire fence, additional fences, and four guard towers. After approval from the U.S. Truman Committee this camp then became a Prisoner of War camp in 1944 and housed from 250-500 German prisoners. The prisoners worked in the woods primarily cutting pulpwood for the local paper mill. Picture taking was not allowed within the POW camp.

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About This Item

  • Title: CCC Camp, Indian Township, ca. 1934
  • Creation Date: circa 1934
  • Subject Date: circa 1934
  • Location: Indian Township, Washington County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 21.5 cm x 28 cm
  • Local Code: PL70
  • Object Type: Image

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