Westmoreland State Park
Original Author: alykat (flickr)
Created: April 10, 2004
Medium: Photograph
Publisher: Flickr

Westmoreland State Park

In 1933, William E. Carson, Virginia's first chairman of the Commission on Conservation and Development, suggested to U.S. president Franklin Roosevelt that the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) might be put to work establishing state parks. Much to Carson's pleasure, Roosevelt consented to send him the men, and funding from the CCC, as soon as locations for the parks could be determined. Westmoreland state park, pictured here, was built on land purchased by Carson with funds allocated by the General Assembly, after he had secured Roosevelt's support.