Here's a new kind of mystery. It's a recent happening that occurred one year ago this month. Do you remember what, where and why this giant stopped by? Several hundred of us turned out in the cold to see this largest of its kind ever built. It weighed some 1.2 million pounds. No one got to stand too close. Know its name?
The Civilian Conservation Corps at Linden established its camp on this hillside at the edge of town in 1937. The Corps built 35 miles of roads here, with 25 bridges and ran 147 miles of telephone line, while employing hundreds. The Corps was part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and its efforts to offer unemployed people a job to work on public projects.