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Near Mandan in Morton County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Civilian Conservation Corps

 
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, August 11, 2019
1. Civilian Conservation Corps Marker
Inscription.  ”The Worker” commemorates the valuable contributions of the civilian conservation Corps (CCC) across this great country during the years 1933 to 1943. That depression-era decade was a critical period in American history. The CCC played a major role putting people back to work performing jobs on public works projects.

Single, unemployed males, age 18 to 25, were eligible to enlist in the CCC. They were paid $30 per month, of which $5 could be kept and the remaining $25 sent home to their parents. These young men developed state parks, city and county parks, national parks and wildlife refuges, restored historic structures, built bridges, planted trees to stop erosion, built roads and community structures, and much, much more across North Dakota.

Over 32,000 young North Dakota men were enrolled in the CCC, serving in the state and across the nation. Few other such groups have accomplished so much for our country. We owe a great debt of gratitude to these young men for their commitment and contributions.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics

Marker with “The Worker” image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, August 11, 2019
2. Marker with “The Worker”
. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 🏞️ series list.
 
Location. 46° 45.968′ N, 100° 50.792′ W. Marker is near Mandan, North Dakota, in Morton County. Marker can be reached from Fort Lincoln Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4480 Fort Lincoln Rd, Mandan ND 58554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civilian Conservation Corps Project (a few steps from this marker); Commanding Officer’s Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Slant Indian Village (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Powder Magazines (approx. 0.3 miles away); Laundress' Quarter: "Suds Row" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Schoolhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Scouts (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barracks (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mandan.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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