Tennessee Valley Authority
"Roosevelt's Tree Army"
Civilian Conservation Corps

Enrollees throughout the country were credited with renewing the nation's decimated forests by planting an estimated three billion trees from 1933 to 1942. We salute the many who participated in the CCC camps of Tennessee.

Forestry Service
Sharps Chapel, Tennessee, TVA- 46

 CCC Co. 492
January 31, 1942

Can You name any of the men in this picture?

Harold A. Sanford, Company 492 Memories

A View of The Entire Camp
Camp Barracks
Company 492 Truck Drivers
Company 492 Dance
492 Baseball Team
News Clipping
492 Sick-Lame-Lazy
  David A. Wallace by Ambulance
Company 492, Sharps Chapel
February 20, 1941
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Forestry Service
Mossy Springs, Tennessee, TVA - 46

 CCC Co. 492
October 05, 1939
Can You name any of the men in this picture?

Names written on the picture
N.L Coinea - Project Manager, C.D. Beene - Jr. Engineer, J.B Cartwright - Jr. Forrester,
A.J. Bogarth - Jr. Forman, H.C. Kivett - Jr. Forman, L.W. Elrod - Jr. Forman, Oscar Schneller - M.D.
O.M. Helten - C.E.A., Lt. H.L. Ash - Commander, LT. Huskey - Jr. Officer

Ella Sue Ditmore Brake, wife of Darrell Y. Brake Sr. & daughter of Louis Henry Ditmore & Aundra Bell Burnett Ditmore.

Louis Henry Ditmore was born 29 May 1917 in Loudon County,TN. and died 13 Apr 2004 in Maryville, TN.
Aundra Bell Burnett Ditmore was born 27 Jun 1922 in Sharps Chapel, Union County, TN. and died 21 Oct 2009 in Maryville, TN.
John Carl Lee Burnett was born Aug. 20, 1920 in Union CountyTN. and died Nov. 10, 2001 Knoxville, Knox County,TN.
Harold A. Sanford was born July 16, 1917 in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, CO.and died March 1, 1999 Maryville, TN.

These men are marked with a pointing hand on their necktie on the large company picture .

Links on highlighted names go to personal information at "Find A Grave.com"

Harold A. Sanford, CCC 1, Row 4, 3rd. from the left Charles Thomas (Curly) Adams, CCC 1, Row 4, 5th. from the left
John Carl Lee Burnette, CCC 4, Row 1, 6th from the right Louis Henry Ditmore, CCC 4, Row 2 - 5th from right

Other Men Who Served In The Civilian Conservation Corps In Tennessee

George Turner Sr. Then And Now
CCC Company 1453
Reel Foot Lake, Tennessee

Theodore Roosevelt Hopson - CCC
1911 -1988
Son of Thomas B. and Winnie Hamic Hopson
of Lone Mountain, Tennessee

If your family member served in the Tennessee CCC, please consider
honoring them by placing their information on this free web site.

Kentucky Historical Society Digital Collections
Civilian Conservation Corps Interviews

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The Beginning Of The Civilian Conservation Corps
Request For CCC Discharge Papers
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Camp Roosevelt CCC Legacy Foundation

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Great Smokey Mountain National Park

Much of the early development of facilities and restoration of early settlers' buildings in the park were done by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), an agency created during the Depression to provide work and wages for unemployed young men. The CCC worked from 1933 to 1942 when World War II finally shut the program down. Many of the trails, campgrounds, and the beautiful stone bridges and buildings are examples of their work.

 Submission Credits

*1942 Company Photo* 
Bette Rodey
*Harold A, Sanford Documents and Photos*
Don Sanford
*Theodore Hopson Photo*
Nancy C. Nelson
*1939 Company Photo*
Ella Sue Ditmore Brake
  *George Turner Sr.*
George's son's and Jean and Arion Cole

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