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Updated: 11/14/2013 08:00:02AM

Highlands Hammock celebrates CCC heritage

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JOURNAL PHOTO BY SHARON WEATHERHEAD


“The Back Porch Revival” headed the entertainment line-up for the annual CCC Festival hosted Saturday at Highlands Hammock State Park.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY SHARON WEATHERHEAD


Marc Reid and Jay Alexander shared stories about the lives of the young men who comprised the Civilian Conservation Corps following the Great Depression.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY SHARON WEATHERHEAD


“Highwayman" artist Roy McLenden Sr. demonstrated his technique outside the Recreation Hall at Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY SHARON WEATHERHEAD


The CCC Museum at Highlands Hammock State Park tells the story of the rugged young men who build Highlands Hammock State Park with hand tools, sweat and native resources.

By SHARON WEATHERHEAD

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Any day spent outside enjoying our very own Highlands Hammock State Park is always an enjoyable and relaxing experience. Hopefully you were there to experience the sights and sounds of Saturday’s exciting Civilian Conservation Corps Festival.

The CCC was born during the days of the Great Depression. A wealth of information and exhibits was available inside the historic CCC Museum at the state park. Marc Reid and Jay Alexander were the experts in attendance.

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