Huron in Beadle County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Camp SCS-4 (Huron): located on SE corner of State Fair Grounds. Companies: 2770--10/31/35-10/7/37; 4725V--10/7/37-8/15/41.
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-men 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.
Camp personnel worked on private land under supervision of the Soil Conservation Service. North Dakota enrollees of Company 2770 and WWI veterans of Company 4725V developed the 190,000-acre Wolsey-Shue Creek erosion project (the first in SD) and the Karnstrum demonstration farm 3 1/2 miles NE of Wolsey. They used shelterbelts, cover crops, rough tillage and strip farming to control erosion, and built stock dams to improve grazing utilization. They built Third Street Dam in Huron, Lake Dudly
Erected 1990 by CCC Alumni, The South Dakota State Historical Society, the State Department of Transportation and the Soil Conservation Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 🏞️ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 44° 21.785′ N, 98° 13.809′ W. Marker is in Huron, South Dakota, in Beadle County. Marker is on 3rd Street Southwest west of Livestock Ave, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huron SD 57350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Where Does the West Begin?/ Here the West Begins (within shouting distance of this marker); "French Boxcar" (within shouting distance of this marker); Huron, South Dakota Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pyle Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); History of the World's Largest Pheasant (approx. 1.6 miles away); W. Glenn Sloan (approx. 1.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.