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CCC Quarry #2, Pickens County (off S.C. Sec. Rd. 25, Pickens vicinity)

Quarry Face

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Quarry #2 is significant as one of the four quarry sites used for materials in the construction of park structures and facilities at Table Rock State Park. This was the first quarry site off park property used by the CCC for park construction. Much of the rock used in the construction of the dam and spillway, and the lodge was obtained from this quarry. In the early phases of the park’s construction, rock was obtained from large boulders and the lake bed, both located on park property; however, these were soon exhausted and of poorer quality, necessitating a need to find a larger and better quarry off park property. The quarry was located on the property of Oscar Chastain, who, in early 1936, gave the CCC permission to extract as much rock as was needed. This site was quarried from 1936 to 1939, and in return for the use of the quarry, CCC workers constructed a concrete springhouse for the Chastain family. Listed in the National Register June 16, 1989.

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