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Payne - Phalen in Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

In Memory of Civilian Conservation Corps Personnel

 
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Personnel memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, August 21, 2019
1. Civilian Conservation Corps Personnel memorial
Inscription.  "I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and make them rejoice from their sorrow..." Jeremiah 31:13

With native stone and rock gathered from Civilian Conservation Corps camps in all states of the union, with stones from the United States Departments of War, Labor, Agriculture and Interior, the agencies responsible for the Civilian Conservation Corps and cornerstones from the floor of the White House, the site on which the Civilian Conservation Corps was founded, as the gift of America's thirty second president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, this truly representative memorial is reverently dedicated by Company 4727, State Park 17, CCC, Saint Paul, Minnesota, to the young men throughout the nation who died while protecting their country's natural resources.
 
Erected 1937 by Civilian Conservation Corps Company 4727.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
 
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44° 59.261′ N, 93° 3.37′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. It is in Payne - Phalen. Marker can be reached from Phalen Drive north of Wheelock Parkway, on the right when traveling north. Memorial is alongside the footpath around Lake Phalen, just north of the Phalen Lakeside Activity Center. There is a parking lot in the immediate vicinity. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1530 Phalen Dr, Saint Paul MN 55106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tallest Ice Structure in History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Phalen Regional Park Waterfall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gillette Children's Hospital (approx. half a mile away); Destination Lake Phalen (approx. 0.6 miles away); Frost Avenue (approx. ¾ mile away); The Shops at Gladstone (approx. 0.8 miles away); Water: A Well Needed Resource (approx. 0.8 miles away); History in Depth (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Paul.
 
Regarding In Memory of Civilian Conservation Corps Personnel. As far as is known locally, this is the nation's only monument to the Civilian Conservation Corps members who died during their service. The exact number of enrollees lost is unknown as the government did not keep a central track of deaths.
 
Also see . . .  Minnesota Memorial Honors Sacrifices of CCC Men
The National Association Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, August 21, 2019
2. The National Association Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni marker
. Article from The Living New Deal (Submitted on September 18, 2020, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. The National Association Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni
Declared the Phalen Park Monument as the official marker for all CCC members who died while in service. Each company, state, official agency and the White House are represented by a stone in this monument. The monument was built in 1936-1937 by the men of Company 4727 on their own time and at no cost to the public.

We CCC alumni are the young men of 1933 to 1942 who lived in barracks and tents who under the direction of various agencies, mended the scarred land, fought forest fires, planted trees, ground cover, built trails, roads for fire control and recreational use. We quarried limestone, granite, harvested timber to be used in construction of buildings, recreation sites and dams to improve quality of our waters and land. We received respect, a job and a purpose in life. Almost all our work and achievements were with hand tools. We put our mark on this land. As a generation, we are proud of our achievements and individually we are grateful for that opportunity.

Erected by Chapter 33, Local, and the NACCCA, St. Louis, MO
Civilian Conservation Corps Personnel Memorial near the shore of Lake Phalen image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, August 21, 2019
3. Civilian Conservation Corps Personnel Memorial near the shore of Lake Phalen
    — Submitted September 18, 2020, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2020, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2020, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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