Civilian Conservation Corps
“The Boys of The Tree Army"
Vogel State Park
Lake and Bath House, Vogel State Park
built by the C.C.C. from Camp Enotah
CCC, CAMP ENOTAH, GA SP-2, BLAIRSVILLE, GEORGIA
Blairsville, 1933-1935. 431st. Co. Civilian Conservation Corps.
now Goose Creek campground near Vogel State Park
Vogel State Park is the second oldest state park in Georgia and one of the oldest parks in the nation. Fred and Augustus Vogel of Milwaukee, Wisconsin gave the property to the state in 1927. They owned thousands of acres of land in north Georgia to harvest bark from oak and hemlock trees. This bark was shipped north to WiscParkonsin to the Phister Vogel Leather Company for use in the preparation of the leather. During World War I, a synthetic method to tan leather was developed so there was no further need for the north Georgia resources. As a result, the land was slated to become a state park.
Vogel State Park C.C.C. Museum
Located near Blairsville, Georgia on 19/129 in the North Georgia Mountains. Note the Two Windmills on top of the Museum. They are whirly gigs, one has two CCC boys operating a two man cross cut saw. The other shows a CCC boy with a rock hammer crushing rock. There is a small museum located on the park. There are tools, uniforms, photographs and stories.