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Norris Dam State Park Hosts History Event on Civilian Conservation Corps

Monday, October 18, 2021 | 09:50am

Norris Dam State Park will host the second Uncle Sam & Norris Dam living history event on Saturday, Oct. 23 to commemorate the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The event runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Special program talks on the CCC and park history will be in the heart of the CCC Camp at the flagpole at 10 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. (EDT).

The free, family-friendly event will be on the site of the original CCC camp one-quarter mile from the TVA pavilion parking lot on Hwy. 441 across from Powerhouse Road. Staff will give rides to the event site from the parking lot for visitors with mobility issues.

Reenactors, dressed in the period uniforms of the CCC and U.S. Army, will bring history to life amidst the ruins of the original camp that built Norris Dam State Park. 

The CCC was created in 1933 as part of the New Deal during the Great Depression to put unemployed young men to work on needed projects. Two of these companies would build what we now know as Norris Dam State Park between 1933-38. These men forever changed the physical landscape of the United States and the way people think about our environment. 

For more information contact the park office at (865) 425-4500 or visit the park website at this link.