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Historic Trails

West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail websiteThe West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail

The West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail developed by the State Historic Preservation Office and Preservation Alliance of West Virginia has been financed with a Preserve America grant. WEBSITE

The West Virginia Historic New Deal/CCC TrailWest Virginia Historic New Deal/CCC Trail

President Franklin D. Roosevelt implemented the New Deal programs to revitalize the nation’s economy during the Great Depression. Recreation and infrastructure projects provided employment opportunities. Begun in 1933 the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), commonly called the “Tree Army,” focused on reforestation and recreation projects. More than 55,000 West Virginia men were enrolled in the CCC and the state had more than 65 camps. VIEW PDF