Join DCR State Park staff for a brief memorial ceremony honoring Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees on Friday, December 16, 2022, 2:30pm, Sandisfield State Forest, Route 183 New Marlborough.
On December 16, 1934, five young men, enrollees with the 196 Company, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at Sandisfield State Forest, were tragically killed in a truck accident on Three Mile Hill in Great Barrington while travelling to a church service. A lone marble memorial stone inscribed with their names remains today in the state forest.
On this 88th anniversary of that event join historian and CCC re-enactor, Kevin Titus, DCR staff, friends and neighbors, to honor the memory of these men, and the service of the CCC in the creation of our State Forests and Parks. Participate in a solemn ceremony at the memorial stone. Hear a brief recount the tragedy and following events. Place a wreath and hear taps as a 1930s period 48-star flag is retired. View artifacts from the CCC program and talk more with resource experts about the legacy of this Great Depression New Deal Program.
The 45-minute ceremony takes place at the site of the former CCC camp, on Route 183 in New Marlborough, just south of the intersection of East Hill/York Lake Road. Roadside parking is available. The ceremony is held weather permitting. Dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Reasonable accommodations available upon request. For more information or updates call (413) 426-7890.