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Aerial photo of LeRoy CCC camps, 1934.

LeRoy was home to a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) work camp during the Great Depression. The view here is looking northeast, with downtown LeRoy barely visible through the tree canopy. Camp LeRoy opened in May 1934, and the unmarried young men between the ages of 18 and 25 stationed there worked on soil erosion control projects, including the planting of thousands upon thousands of trees. Camp LeRoy closed in 1939, and today the grounds are part of the Sunnyside subdivision located between U.S. Route 150 and Interstate 74.


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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

Posted in Historic Photos

December 1st, 2016

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