- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

JASONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A state park in western Indiana is ready to debut its revamped picnic area following a 2-year project that upgraded buildings erected during the Great Depression.

The public is invited to Friday’s rededication of Shakamak State Park’s West Shelter Picnic Area, where visitors can partake in a picnic lunch prepared by park boosters.

Shakamak’s picnic area about 25 miles south of Terre Haute was built under the supervision of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a government work program during the 1930s and early 1940s that provided jobs to young, unemployed men during the Great Depression.

The Tribune-Star reports (https://bit.ly/1pGMHxK ) the renovation project included making the area more accessible for the disabled, installing new bathroom floors, new floors and a roof for the West Shelter and adding a new water fountain.


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