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Missoula in Missoula County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Public Hands for Public Land

 
 
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1. Public Hands for Public Land Marker
Inscription.  

Public Hands for Public Land
Young Montanans Join Conservation Corps

The Great Depression of the 1930s left many people unemployed, but President Franklin D. Roosevelt's “New Deal” created a relief program to put people back to work: the U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC.

The CCC corpsmen improved bridges and roads, developed public camps, picnic grounds, fought forest fires, planted trees and ultimately created many of the public landscapes we enjoy today.

The design and architecture of Fort Missoula Regional Park is a living legacy of the CCC. The CCC Worker Statue at the park entrance depicts a corpsman returning from fire-fighting duty. The statue was created under the sponsorship of the National Association of CCC Alumni and further promoted by the efforts of the CCC Legacy organization to install a statue in each state. The Fort Missoula statue, dedicated in 2016, is 68th nationally and the second in Montana (the first is at Savenac Nursery Historic District near St. Regis, Montana).

Captions:
CCC insignia, c. 1940, Stan Cohen Collection
CCC Corpsmen, Company
Public Hands for Public Land Marker at Fort Missoula image. Click for full size.
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2. Public Hands for Public Land Marker at Fort Missoula
954, Swan Lake, Mt., 1935, Joyce Agrella Collection.
Line drawing from “We Can Take It: A Short Story of the CCC.” 1935, Stan Cohen Collection.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 🏞️ series list.
 
Location. 46° 50.905′ N, 114° 3.64′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker is at the intersection of Guardsman Lane and South Avenue West, on the left when traveling north on Guardsman Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Missoula MT 59804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Missoula Guard Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away); Quartermaster's Root Cellar (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Missoula Alien Detention Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Missoula Alien Detention Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Missoula Barrack Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Galloping Goose" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sliderock Lookout Tower (approx. 0.4 miles away); Commanding Officer's Quarters (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Missoula.
 
Public Hands for Public Land Marker detail image. Click for full size.
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3. Public Hands for Public Land Marker detail
The nearby CCC Worker Statue mentioned in the marker text image. Click for full size.
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4. The nearby CCC Worker Statue mentioned in the marker text
Nearby Fort Missoula entry sign and city, county and national dedication plaques image. Click for full size.
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5. Nearby Fort Missoula entry sign and city, county and national dedication plaques
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 12, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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