Connie Gilmer, 17 July 2020.
KV 15-a Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1371
Seashore State Park at Cape Henry, now known as First Landing State Park,
was built by an all-African American regiment of the Civilian Conservation
Corps, a New Deal-era relief program that employed young men ages 17 to 25.
The CCC program provided food, clothing, medical care, and educational
opportunities for men caught in the financial turmoil of the Great
Depresssion. Company 1371 constructed more than 20 miles of trails, drained
the marsh, built cabins, and planted a wide variety of trees and shrubs. In
1944, the CCC disbanded in response to recruitment efforts for WWII.
—Department of Historical Resources, 2008