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Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Civilian Conservation Corps

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Civilian Conservation Corps Marker
Inscription.  Franklin D. Roosevelt pledged that he would do everything in his power to ease the impact of the Depression. One of the most successful programs was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). From 1933-1942, the CCC enrolled young men and assigned them to replant forests, create and repair state and national parks, restore historic structures, and more. Oklahoma CCC members built state parks such as Boiling Springs, Robbers Cave, and Quartz Mountain. Each man was paid $30 per month with $25 of it sent to his family. The men were fed and given a bed and a uniform. More than three million benefited from the CCC program during its existence. Harry Hopkins said, "Give a man a dole and you save his body and destroy his spirit. Give him a job and you save both body and spirit."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 35° 29.63′ N, 97° 29.936′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker is at the intersection of Nazih Zuhdi Drive and North Phillips Avenue, on the right when traveling east
Civilian Conservation Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Civilian Conservation Corps Marker
In front of the Civilian Conservation Corps statue, which was sculpted by John Gooden. He modeled the work after Reverend Melvin Grant, a CCC worker at Camp Wilkerson in Oklahoma, 1940–1.
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on Nazih Zuhdi Drive. Marker is on the grounds of the Oklahoma History Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Bell Replica, 1950 (here, next to this marker); Royal Standard of Spain (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Flag (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Royal Flag of France (about 300 feet away); Standard of the Empire of Spain (about 300 feet away); Standard of the French Republic (about 300 feet away); Second National United States Flag (about 300 feet away); Third National United States Flag (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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May. 11, 2021