History & Interpretation
HISTORY AND INTERPRETATION
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
: Chester State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal Program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was designed to provide employment during the Great Depression while addressing national needs in conservation and recreation.
The CCC was instrumental in the development of many of South Carolina's state parks. A number of buildings built by the CCC in the 1930's are still in use at this park.
When & How PRT Acquired
: Purchased in 1935 from Lake View Corporation and various land owners.
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