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3 Va. parks added to National Register

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 6:47am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - Three Virginia State Parks have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

All three parks were developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the mid-1930s and later became part of Virginia's park system. The three are: Bear Creek Lake State Park in Cumberland County, Holliday Lake State Park in Appomattox County and Twin Lakes State Park in Prince Edward County.

The CCC was created by President Franklin Roosevelt to help put Depression-era men back to work. Like the first six Virginia State Parks, the three parks added to the National Register were developed by the CCC. The three, however, were developed as larger recreation demonstration areas. All three are surrounded by state forests that were originally part of the recreation areas.

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Online:

Virginia State Parks: http://www.virginiastateparks.gov


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