Crawford State Park in Crawford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Work Done By Hand
The Farlington project started with a creek bed surrounded by trees and brush that had to be cut and hauled away. In fact, 90 percent of the work to build Crawford State Lake was done by hand. As one volunteer claimed, "You worked, and you worked hard." The CCC philosophy was to do most of the work by hand to employ the maximum number of men.
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Men at Work
First day of construction at Crawford State Park.
Digging the puddle cores at the west end of the dam. July 18, 1935
Location. 37° 38.64′ N, 94° 48.89′ W. Marker is in Crawford State Park, Kansas, in Crawford County. Click for map. Marker is along the CCC Memorial Trail, which begins at the CCC Monument, about 400 feet ESE of the park entrance, off 710th Avenue (Kansas Route 277), near West Lake Road. Marker is in this post office area: Farlington KS 66734, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Brief History of the 788th Company [CCC] (here, next to this marker); Hard Times (within shouting distance of this marker); C.C.C. Volunteer (within shouting distance of this marker); The Beginning Equipment (within shouting distance of this marker); Hard Work (within shouting distance of this marker); The Camp of Co. 788 of the Civilian Conservation Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Education (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Crawford State Park.
Also see . . . Civilian Conservation Corps in Oklahoma History & Culture. (Submitted on December 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Education • Environment • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.