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Near Stanton in Mercer County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Stone Shelter

Fort Clark State Historic Site

 
 
Stone Shelter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2020
1. Stone Shelter Marker
Caption: Plan of a stone shelter similar to this one.
Inscription.  The stone shelter you are standing in was constructed in the 1930s as one of the many projects completed throughout the state by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The CCC and the WPA were programs created during the Great Depression to put unemployed people to work. In North Dakota the CCC and the WPA constructed dams, developed wildlife refuges and parks, worked to prevent soil erosion on cultivated lands, and were responsible for may other projects that benefited the state.
Today, Fort Clark State Historic Site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
We ask you, as a visitor, to help us preserve this site and to remember to take nothing but photographs. The past belongs to everyone, so please leave all artifacts behind for the information they represent and for future visitors to enjoy.
 
Erected by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 🏞️
Stone Shelter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2020
2. Stone Shelter Marker
The marker is visible through the window.
, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists.
 
Location. 47° 15.121′ N, 101° 16.352′ W. Marker is near Stanton, North Dakota, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from 37th Avenue Southwest near 12th Street Southwest (State Highway 200), on the right when traveling north. The marker is located at the Fort Clark State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanton ND 58571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winter Villages and Lodges (a few steps from this marker); Missouri Valley Environs (a few steps from this marker); The People (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Clark (circa 1830-1860) (within shouting distance of this marker); Corrals (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pierre Garreau's Lodge (about 400 feet away); Earthlodges (about 400 feet away); Mandans and Arikaras of the Village (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanton.
 
CCC Stone Shelter image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2020
3. CCC Stone Shelter
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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