Saturday, September 07, 2019

YCC Reunion

Meeting Place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free
During the 1970s, a federal work program called the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) offered teenagers on-the-job training in national forests. Crews built trails and enhanced scenic overlooks on Mount Magazine. Lifelong skills, friendships, and memories were developed. YCC projects have endured the passage of time, are found in several areas of Mount Magazine State Park, and are important to the park’s heritage.

YCC veterans who served in Arkansas in the 1970s are invited to attend this 40ish anniversary. Reconnect with people that made a difference in your life. Share memories of those summers, so long ago, through photographs and physical structures that still stand today. Interpreters will lead a tour of many of those structures and present an audio/visual program on Mount Magazine’s YCC legacy.