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Crawford State Park in Crawford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Fire Devils

 
 
The Fire Devils Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2011
1. The Fire Devils Marker
Inscription. The 788th Co. was nicknamed the Fire Devils because of its reputation for putting out prairie fires while stationed at Camp Ruteledge in Minnesota. The nickname remained with the company throughout service. The men were proud of their reputation and used it to name their company newspaper.

Camp Remains
In this area, the camp kitchen once stood. One can still see part of the concrete foundation and metal food containers left over from the last company mess.
 
Erected 2005.
 
Location. 37° 38.598′ N, 94° 48.875′ 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. Education (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); Equipment (within shouting distance
The Fire Devils Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2011
2. The Fire Devils Marker
of this marker); A Brief History of the 788th Company [CCC] (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Work Done By Hand (about 300 feet away); Hard Work (about 300 feet away); C.C.C. Volunteer (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 Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Civilian Conservation Corps in Kansas and its Newspapers. (Submitted on December 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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The Fire Devils Newspaper on Marker image. Click for full size.
By 778th Company, May 28, 1936
3. The Fire Devils Newspaper on Marker
Fire Devils Newspaper Bios Detail on Marker image. Click for full size.
By 788th Company, May 28, 1936
4. Fire Devils Newspaper Bios Detail on Marker
Fire Devils Newspaper Detail on Marker image. Click for full size.
By 788th Company, May 28, 1936
5. Fire Devils Newspaper Detail on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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