Missoula in Missoula County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
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).
CCC insignia, c. 1940, Stan
CCC Corpsmen, Company 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: Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 2016.
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 Commanding Officer's Quarters (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Missoula.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 12, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.