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Good day in Glen Rock, Pa., Part 2


Before buildings went up at the Civilian Conservation Corps site in Glen Rock, Pa., tents provided the shelter. Tents will go up again on Sept. 29 as the Glen Rock community will provide a living history event interpreting this Great Depression-era camp. For details about the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society-sponsored event, check out: CCC Living History + Glen Theatre Plaque. Also of interest: Bringing Glen Rock’s Great Depression-era CCC camp back to life. 

glen1But buildings, of course, were welcomed by the workers. The buildings are gone, but a sign marks the site of the CCC camp.

Civilian-Conservation-Corps-Camps-1The living history exhibit will feature rare photos of this camp that provided jobs for young men when there were no jobs. The Sept. 29 event will be part of an afternoon of history in this southern York County borough that will also feature the dedication of a plaque on the historic Glen Theatre.


‘Men with such surnames as VanMeter, Nicklow, Casper, Ballard, Clouser, McKnight, Fullerton and Quinn became a part of the local population,’ a York Daily Record/Sunday News story stated. Former CCC camper Vincent Quinn is expected to attend the Sept. 29 event. Also of interest:

Foustown now a ghost town: Raid there once netted 300 barrels of quality firewater
Lightning also damaged smokestack at historic market in Hanover.
Carrie Nation in York, Pa.: ‘I told them that they were maintaining a drunken men’s club’
Museum goer: ‘I really like these old pictures of Glen Rock’.
Mystery of Glen Rock-area’s Narrow Gauge Road deepens.
This time, entrepreneur in York County’s Glen Rock bet on the wrong horse.
Glen Rock hilltop farm: ‘You cannot stay stressed here for long’.

*Photos courtesy of the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society