Fort Ancient in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Civilian Conservation Corps
The Civilian Conservation Corps of Fort Ancient
Side A: The Civilian Conservation Corps
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the federal government established the Civilian Conservation Corps, known as the CCC or triple C's under the direction of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal program. Nearly three and a half million men between the ages of 18-25 were employed throughout the nine-year program and worked on projects that included road construction, flood control, reforestation, and soil erosion prevention and creating state and local parks. The CCC had other names like "Roosevelt's Tree Army," "Tree Troopers," and "Soil Soldiers." CCC workers were paid $30 a month for a forty-hour workweek, with $25 of the salary being sent back to the workers' homes. The CCC remained in effect until 1942 after the Great Depression had ended and unemployment was down due to the creation of jobs associated with World War II.
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Side B: The Civilian Conservation Corps of Fort Ancient
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Work on constructing Camp Fort Ancient, SP-13, began in September 1933 in the activity field south of this historical marker and was completed in December. Company 588 consisted of up to 210 African American men from Ohio, and since the Civilian Conservation Corp was organized in military fashion, the men were
Erected 2007 by Fort Ancient State Memorial and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 9-83.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 23.973′ N, 84° 5.584′ W. Marker is in Fort Ancient, Ohio, in Warren County. Click for map. Marker is near the main picnic shelter on Fort Ancient State Memorial,. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6123 Ohio Route. 350, Oregonia OH 45054, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Changes at Fort Ancient (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Ancient Earthworks (about 300 feet away); Stages of Construction / Crescent Mounds The Myth of the Mound Builders (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Ancient Dwelling (approx. ¼ mile away); Hilltop Enclosure (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Ancient Prehistoric Indian Earthworks (approx. ¼ mile away); North Overlook (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Ancient.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Ancient State Memorial. (Submitted on January 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. The CCC in Ohio. (Submitted on January 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Nature's New Deal. (Submitted on January 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • 20th Century • African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Education • Environment • Government • Man-Made Features • Military • Natural Resources • War, World II •
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