Monday, November 12, 2012

Herrington Manor State Park

The beach, lake, and dam at Herrington Manor State Park in Garrett County, Maryland.

When I visited the park, there was a sign on one of the outdoor bulletin boards that read: "Building Herrington Manor Lake: The Herrington Manor Dam was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1934 and 1942. Two hundred young men between the ages of 18 to 25 worked for $30 a month--and were very glad to have the work. Families were limited to one person per family working for the CCC. During the period the CCCs also constructed the lake Concession Building, ten of the rental cabins at Herrington Manor, and the pavilions at Herrington Manor and Swallow Falls State Parks. In addition, they planted trees to reforest the area."

(Photo by Brent McKee)

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