Scott Lem on the CCC – January Meeting

CCC-poster 113x160The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, January 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall.

Our speaker will Scott Len, who will talk about a subject he has done a great deal of research on The Civilian Conservation Corps in the Lower Cape Fear. He will present a slide program titled: “CCC Camp Sapona.”

cccTENTRegaled with Civilian Conservation Corps stories told by his grandfather, who served at a camp in Utah during 1936, Scott Len has had an interest in the CCC camps since he was a boy.

In 2013, Scott retired from a 27 year career with the Federal Government. He and his wife Lisa decided to relocate to Southport where they had purchased the Doc Watson house several years before. Scott discovered that not only did Southport have a CCC camp of its own between 1934 and 1937, but it was physically located just yards from his own home.

Len will begin his talk with a broad overview of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), its background and inception, as well as the impact of this nationwide New Deal conservation program during its tenure from 1933 — 1942. He will explore the variety of work accomplished in North Carolina before zeroing in on the background and work projects of the camp located in Southport.