Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Stone Fountain

Across Lakeshore Drive from the boat launching area is the one and only  original Civilian Conservation Corps Camp BR-9 built drinking fountain. Built by drilling through a huge bolder the fountain is a one of a kind in the park.

 The drinking fountain itself, with the pipe coming through a large rock, hand drilled by the CCC, is still in good working order and used daily during the warmer months. 

Many more photos and stories from my book on the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Building of Guernsey State Park - take a look here.
This old log sign, east of the stone fountain  marks a trail to the Museum. The trail, for the most part, is gone but if you
 are careful some signs of it, including some nice CCC rock steps, can still be found. This may be the oldest remaining
 log sign in the park, but may not be old enough to be CCC era. Wish I could find out.