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Near Deadwood in Lawrence County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

 
 
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By William J. Toman, August 8, 2010
1. Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Marker
Inscription. Camp F-6 (Roubaix): 100 yards N of Lake entrance: W of road. Companies: 792--6/3/33-5/15/35: 10/18/35 6/1/40; 10/1/40-10/11/41; 2759V-(Detachment from Park Creek)--5/15/35-10/18/35.

The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal work-relief program during the Great Depression. From 1933 to 1942, the CCC provided work for 31,097 jobless men in South Dakota--about 22,000 enrollees (single men aged 17-25), about 1,700 veterans, 4,554 American Indians and 2,834 supervisors. The U.S. Army provided 200-man camps, food, clothing, medical care and pay, and educational, recreational and religious programs. The Office of Indian Affairs provided similar services for units on Indian reservations.

The U.S. Forest Service supervised Camp F-6. The work of Company 792 included tree thinning, pruning and planting; fire prevention and suppression; rodent and insect control; grazing land improvement; and recreational development. Enrollees removed dead and diseased growth, built fire trails and removed flammable debris from hundreds of acres. They developed scores of springs, built stock dams and fences, and constructed Roubaix Dam along with a beach, swimming area, bath-house and campground. The detachment of WWI veterans in Company 2759V built residences in Deadwood for the forest supervisor and assistant.
 
Erected
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By William J. Toman, August 8, 2010
2. Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Marker
View of marker looking south along U.S. Highway 385.
1990 by CCC Alumni, the South Dakota State Historical Society, the State Department of Transportatiion, and the Black Hills National Forest.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 44° 12.491′ N, 103° 39.229′ W. Marker is near Deadwood, South Dakota, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 385 and Roubaix Lake Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 385. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deadwood SD 57732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Multiple Purpose Management in Action (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Homestake Gold Mine and Open Cut (approx. 11.3 miles away); The Open Cut (approx. 11.3 miles away); Homestake Open Cut Mine (approx. 11.4 miles away); The Presidential District (approx. 11.8 miles away); The Franklinís Fine Home (approx. 11.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Presidential District (approx. 11.9 miles away); Hebrew Hill (Mt. Zion) (approx. 12.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Deadwood.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. (other Civilian Conservation Corps Camp markers)
 
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By William J. Toman, August 8, 2010
3. Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Marker
View of the marker looking north along the highway.
Great Depression
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 8, 2010
4. Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Marker
With Lake Pactola in the background.
 
 
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