Near Van Buren in Carter County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
CCC - A Peace-Time Army
Recruiting CCC enrollees became the responsibility of the Department of Labor. Between 1933 and termination of the program in 1942, over 3 million young men served in the CCC.
The promise of earning 30 dollars a month enticed many to join Roosevelt's peace-time army. The boys were required to spend 25 dollars home - so the CCC provided jobs for the young men as well as financial help for their families. The C's also offered a wide range of job skills including truck driving, construction, and forest management. Many men look back on their time in the C's as a turning point in their lives.
Young men meeting the requirements for selection spent their first 2 to 3 weeks as enrollees in special conditioning and training camps run by the Army. At these basic training camps, boys underwent physical exams and conditioning, received necessary clothing and equipment, trained in conservation and forestry practices, and enjoyed three square meals
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 36° 56.872′ N, 90° 59.598′ W. Marker is near Van Buren, Missouri, in Carter County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway Z and Pea Vine Road (State Highway 103), on the right when traveling north on State Highway Z. Touch for map. Located in the Big Springs unit of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, in front of the park information center. Marker is in this post office area: Van Buren MO 63965, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Hains - 1710 (here, next to this marker); There Was Work To Be Done (a few steps from this marker); Building Human Happiness (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Big Spring: A Karst Topography (approx. 0.3 miles away); Big Spring (approx. 0.3 miles away); Van Buren (approx. 3˝ miles away); Carter County Veterans Memorial (approx. 3˝ miles away).
Categories. • 20th Century • Government •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 853 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.