In 1986, Rowand Stanley was among the CCC alumni that began the effort to preserve Camp Roosevelt and release it from the tangled overgrowth of the George Washington National Forest. With the help of the local Congressman, John O. Marsh, the alumni advocated for the establishment of the Camp Roosevelt Recreation Area and built a pavilion so they had a place to hold camp reunions. Today thousands of visitors still use it as they enjoy the National Forest and visit the remains of the former camp site.
“Hambone” and Rev. Carl Corwin of Front Royal, VA, were the Camp Roosevelt alumni who supported the establishment of CCC Legacy. We wonder what they would be thinking now as the Commemorative Wall is being dedicated and the exhibits for the CCC Interpretive Center are being constructed.