History & Interpretation
HISTORY AND INTERPRETATION
: The John and Holly Self Drummond Conservation Education and Conference Center features an extensive, interactive exhibit recounting the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the New Deal-era work teams who built state parks and other long-lasting conservation and recreation projects throughout the nation.
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
: Lake Greenwood State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal Program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was designed to provide employment during the Great Depression while addressing national needs in conservation and recreation.
The CCC was instrumental in the development of many of South Carolina’s state parks. A number of buildings built by the CCC in the 1930's are still in use at this park.
When & How PRT Acquired
: Donated in 1938 by Greenwood County.
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