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Name Fort Clinch State Park

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Image of Newspaper clippings related to the purchase of North Beach front property collected by the Chamber of Commerce.   - Newspaper

Newspaper clippings related to the purchase of North Beach front property collected by the Chamber of Commerce. - Newspaper

Newspaper clippings related to the purchase of various parcels of beachfront property for dedication to public use collected by the Chamber of Commerce. Some undated and without source.

Image of Historical Tour--Amelia Island - Manuscript

Historical Tour--Amelia Island - Manuscript

Historical tour of Amelia Island. Sponsored by Duncan L. Clinch Historical Society of Amelia Island. Bus tour. Stops: Amelia Island Light House Ft. Clinch State Park Site of Reads Mills Site of old Fort San Carlos Site of Pilot's Tower Ladies Street Bosque Bello Cemetery McClure's Hill Container Corporation of America Site of Father Divine's "First Heaven" Church of Good Shepherd Methodist Church First Presbyterian Church First Baptist Church Davis House (Lesesne) U. S. Post Office St. Michael's Catholic Church Site of Yulee home Palace Bar Waterfront Atlantic Avenue (Centre Street) buildings Site of Egmont Hotel No charge for tour but contributions appreciated.

Image of Pictorial Review, Civilian Conservation Corps, District "I", Company 1420, Fla. SP-8, Fernandina, Florida - Pamphlet

Pictorial Review, Civilian Conservation Corps, District "I", Company 1420, Fla. SP-8, Fernandina, Florida - Pamphlet

Commemorative publication, with many photos, on the history of members of C.C.C District "I", Company 1420, Fla. SP-8, Fernandina, Fla. The pamphlet covers Civilian Conservation Corps District "I" headquartered at Fort Moultrie, SC and founded in 1933. In addition to the Headquarters operations, C.C.C. District "I" had three units: 1. C.C.C. Cooks and Bakers Schools at Winnsboro, NC, Wilson Dam, AL, and Munford, AL, opened in 1939 2. C.C.C. Convalescent Center, Key West, FL, opened in 1933 3. C.C.C. Company 1420, first located at Fort Benning, GA, relocated to a National Forest near Astor Park, FL, in 1933, then to a campsite on Lake Kerr in the northern part of Ocala National Forest

Image of Newspaper Article "Former CCC Leader Honored by Comrades" - Newspaper

Newspaper Article "Former CCC Leader Honored by Comrades" - Newspaper

[Clipping of article on Page 10-A of Fernandina Beach News-Leader of March 11, 1981 about CCC reunion dinner honoring J. B. Thompson -- with photo of Thompson holding the appreciation plaque given to him at the dinner. This clipping was inserted in the pages of the "Pictorial Review" pamphlet of CCC District "I" Company 1420, See Object ID 2006.001.001.] Saturday evening, February 14 the First Annual Reunion of the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp 1420 was held at the Sandbar Seafood Restaurant in honor of former camp construction foreman J. B. Thompson. Thompson, who is 85 years of age and a resident of Amelia City, was singled out for the important part he played in helping to m

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A handwritten manuscript for a speech at an annual social event for veterans of the Civilian Conservation Corps. - Manuscript

"Recognition Day" Speech Manuscript A handwritten manuscript for a speech at an annual social event for veterans of the Civilian Conservation Corps. - Manuscript

Recognition Day [in large letters] GENTLEMEN Written in May 1982 I'm so glad you invited me to attend your annual recognition day party. It gives me an opportunity to see what the CCC has done for you men -- to see how well you have utilized what you have received. from the CCC. to its full potential. That brings me to the meat of what I have to say. The greatest accomplishments of the Civilian Conservation Corps were: No. 1. It made fine men like you out of fine boys like you were. Bear in mind that this includes helping your families by sending an allotment home every month, learning to love and respect your fellow man as you went about your work

Image of NACCCA - JOIN US! - Flier

NACCCA - JOIN US! - Flier

This item was inserted between pages of the pamphlet "Pictorial Review, Civilian Conservation Corps, District "I", Company 1420. See Object ID 2006.001.001 This item is a printed form letter seeking new members for the National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni signed by M. P. Vermette, president of the association, headquartered at 7900 Sudley Road, Suite 413, Manassas, Virginia, 22110-2874. A note handwritten on the letter reads: 7-10-82 Mr. E. C. Johnson of 3418 Belfort Rd Jacksonville, Fla 32216 Ph 733-6072 Mr. Johnson is the man who came from Jax to write MB to be their guest in July & February.

Image of #1420 C.C.C. BOYS FROM FERNANDINA - Directory

#1420 C.C.C. BOYS FROM FERNANDINA - Directory

This item was inserted between pages of the pamphlet "Pictorial Review, Civilian Conservation Corps, District "I", Company 1420. See Object ID 2006.001.001 Lists names of 37 men from the Nassau County area who served in CCC Company 1420 in Fernandina during the Depression, most with street address and telephone number.

Image of Fort Clinch State Park - Guidebook

Fort Clinch State Park - Guidebook

This item was inserted between pages of the pamphlet "Pictorial Review, Civilian Conservation Corps, District "I", Company 1420. See Object ID 2006.001.001 . Published by FL Dept. of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks. Date unknown. This document describes Fort Clinch State Park facilities, attractions and events as well as general rules and hours of operation. It features a map (not to scale) of the park and its buildings, uses, facilities, etc. and some history of the fort and the park.

Image of Part of newspaper article "Fort Clinch offers history" - Newspaper

Part of newspaper article "Fort Clinch offers history" - Newspaper

This item was inserted between pages of the pamphlet "Pictorial Review, Civilian Conservation Corps, District "I", Company 1420. See Object ID 2006.001.001 . Last part of a news article about Fort Clinch history and Fort Clinch State Park facilities on page D-12, continued from page D-1, in The Times-Union of Jacksonville, dated Friday April 5, 1996. The first part of the article is missing.

Image of Florida's CCC Parks
 - Magazine

Florida's CCC Parks - Magazine

This item was inserted between pages of the pamphlet "Pictorial Review, Civilian Conservation Corps, District "I", Company 1420. See Object ID 2006.001.001 . Article by Michael Zimny, subtitled: "The muscle of youth and a program born of necessity helped shape Florida's first state parks." There are several color photographs. Summary of the text follows: The Civilian Conservation Corps was an environmental preservation effort as well as an economic relief program that provided health care, education and minimal salary ($30 per month) that created hundreds of parks and recreation areas nationwide. The first CCC camp in Florida Opened on May 20 1933 in Eastport. Within seve

Image of Program for "Romance of Eight Flags"
Script for play, "Romance of Eight Flags" - Program, Theater

Program for "Romance of Eight Flags" Script for play, "Romance of Eight Flags" - Program, Theater

Program for a play, "Romance of Eight Flags," presented by the General Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society of Amelia Island. Written by Mr. and Mrs. Jay Bartels, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Phansteil and Faith Britton. Edited and staged by Maurice Geoffrey. (Many names mentioned as Cast). Fort Clinch State Park July 17, 18, 19, 1965 at 8:15 p.m. Script added from Gene Lasserre collection, 04/26/2016. Complete text added to images.

Image of Pine tree postcard - Postcard

Pine tree postcard - Postcard

A postcard made of rayon pulp produced at Rayonier (Fernandina). The back of the postcard promotes Fernandina as a tourist destination.

Image of Memoranda and letter to J. W. Decker from Park Service - Letter

Memoranda and letter to J. W. Decker from Park Service - Letter

Two letters of memorandum (09/01/1949) sent to J.W. Decker (employee) by the Florida Forest and Park Service, and two letters (Oct.1958) from Roy M. Brooks, Fiscal Agent of the Park Service, regarding social security deductions.

Image of Amelia Island and Fort Clinch leaflet - Leaflet

Amelia Island and Fort Clinch leaflet - Leaflet

Leaflet entitled: "Amelia Island and Fort Clinch Fort Clinch State Park" The leaflet provides short synopses on the French, Spanish, English, and American occupations of Amelia Island, as well as the Patriot War, MacGregor's invasion, and the history of Fort Clinch. A schematic map of Fort Clinch is printed on one side of the leaflet.

Image of Promotional leaflets: Vacation and bus tour - Leaflet

Promotional leaflets: Vacation and bus tour - Leaflet

A grouping of 2 vacation or promotional leaflets, one vacation flyer, and one bus tour itinerary. One leaflet promotes Fernandina Beach as a vacation destination. The second advertises both the Florida Ostrich Farm and the Florida Alligator Farm in South Jacksonville. The vacation flyer promotes the Amelia City Trailer Park. The itinerary (Bulletin No.9) describes "The Nasseer" bus tour of Amelia Island.

Image of The First 40 pages of the Fernandina Guide Manuscript - Manuscript

The First 40 pages of the Fernandina Guide Manuscript - Manuscript

The first 40 pages of the 126 page manuscript of the Fernandina Guide (a history of Fernandina from 1564-1939). The Guide resulted from the WPA Writers' Project overseen by the Federal Works Agency-Work Projects Administration of Florida, Jacksonville, FL. These first pages cover the history of Fernandina from 1564 to 1817.

Image of Pages 41-90 of Fernandina Guide Manuscript - Manuscript

Pages 41-90 of Fernandina Guide Manuscript - Manuscript

Pages 41-90 of the 126 page manuscript of the Fernandina Guide (a history of Fernandina from 1564-1939). The Guide resulted from the WPA Writers' Project overseen by the Federal Works Agency-Work Projects Administration of Florida, Jacksonville, FL. Pages 41-63 cover the history of Fernandina from 1817-1937. Pages 64-85 cover various "Points of Interest" on Amelia Island, while pages 86-90 provide a description of an Amelia Island Tour: Fernandina -- Amelia City -- Amelia Island Beach -- 7.5 m. State Road 13, Amelia City Road.

Image of Correspondence concerning Fort Clinch boat ramp - Letter

Correspondence concerning Fort Clinch boat ramp - Letter

Herbert White, Chairman, Lauching Sites for the Fernandina Beach boating Club, wrote to Hon. Thomas Askins and Hon. Harry Stratton (State Representative and Senator for Nassau County, respectively) reporting that the boat ramp at Fort Clinch is inadequate. He notes that the ramp length needs to be increased and the angle of approach altered to allow boats to enter at any tide. He also states that a dock at both sides is needed. Sketches illustrating the boat launching proposal were included. Response from Emmet L. Hill, Director, Florida Boats of Parks and Historical Memorials indicates funding is available for the improvements ($10,000). Response from Tommy Askins report progress. Ev

Image of News-Leader for June 17, 1965 - Newspaper

News-Leader for June 17, 1965 - Newspaper

Pages 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the News-Leader, Fernandina Beach, Florida--Thursday, June 17, 1965 Page 4 displays all four pages of the playbill for Romance of Eight Flags. Page 5 photo is Capt. Pangua, portrayed by Ed Mahoney, with beautiful Donna Isabel, Dot Odom. Page 6 photo is the cast of Romance of Eight Flags. Romance of Eight Flags was presented at Fort Clinch State Park July 17, 18, 19, 1965 by the General Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society of Amelia Island.

Image of The History of Fort Clinch by B. L. Gooding - Manuscript

The History of Fort Clinch by B. L. Gooding - Manuscript

B. L. Gooding was a Museum Guide at Fort Clinch State Park. Author describes the building of Fort Clinch, Union occupation, Confederate occupation (April 1861 to March 1862). Details of the 1862 evacuation from the National Archives Documentary 18 are provided. Union occupancy resume from 1863 to 1867. The fort was deserted by 1867 to 1898 (Spanish American War). The State of Fllorida purchased the property in 1935 for develpment as a state park.