Crawford State Park in Crawford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Another advantage the Civilian Conservation Corps offered to its enrollees was the chance to further their education. In their spare time, they could enroll in classes, such as radio operator and maintenance, surveying, photography, leather works, algebra, typing, short hand, electricity, soil conservation, leader training, and music. Other activities included glee club, swimming, and Friday night trips to town to watch movies.
CCC enrollees were given Unit Certificates to show their completion of each training course, and they were made a part of their service record. An estimated 105,000 illiterate enrollees were taught the basics of reading and writing, while three times that number received high school equivalency diplomas.
The CCC proved to be very beneficial to our military at a later date. The camps took very large groups of men, trained them in military etiquette, and taught valuable skills that would be desperately needed with the oncoming of WWII.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 37° 38.602′ N, 94° 48.884′ W. Marker is in Crawford State Park, Kansas, in Crawford County. Click for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fire Devils (a few steps from this marker); The Camp of Co. 788 of the Civilian Conservation Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Hard Times (within shouting distance of this marker); A Brief History of the 788th Company [CCC] (within shouting distance of this marker); Work Done By Hand (within shouting distance of this marker); Equipment (within shouting distance of this marker); C.C.C. Volunteer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hard Work (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Crawford State Park.
Also see . . .
1. Crawford State Park, Kansas. (Submitted on December 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Civilian Conservation Corps. (Submitted on December 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Education •
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