Blue Ridge Mountains, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

July 18th, 1931 – The Ground Breaking Ceremony For The Creation Of “Skyline Drive”

On July 18th, 1931, a ground breaking ceremony was held for the creation of “Skyline Drive”, near the site of the former Panorama Resort that was demolished in 2008.

By 1936, construction of the 105 mile long Skyline Drive was completed by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Blue Ridge Mountains, Lou Henry Hoover, Madison County, Virginia

Rapidan Camp – President Herbert Clark Hoover’s Retreat In Madison County, Virginia

While President Herbert Clark Hoover was in office, he had the Rapidan Camp retreat built in the Blue Ridge Mountains within Madison County, Virginia.

The Brown House was the log cabin owned by Herbert Clark Hoover, and his wife Lou Henry Hoover, within the Rapidan Camp.
The Hoovers at Rapidan Camp.

Lou Henry Hoover’s bedroom at the Rapidan Camp.