Near Nemo in Lawrence County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Companies: 789 - - 5/18 - 7/30/41
2759V - - (WWI Vets) 7/30/41 - 7/28/42
The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal relief program during 1933-1942 that gave jobless men work renovating abused lands. The Army built 48 200-man camps in South Dakota and provided food, clothing, medical care, pay and programs of education, recreation and religion for 23,709 enrollees (single men aged 17-25 who sent $25 of their $30 wage to their families) and war veterans. Camps and work projects were supervised by another 2834 men. The Office of Indian Affairs ran smaller units for 4554 American Indians.
Este was the first South Dakota camp opened and one of the last closed. It was part of the federal CCC program to renovate forests and build more recreation areas. Work supervised by the U. S. Forest Service included tree thinning, pruning and planting; fire prevention and supression; grazing land improvement; rodent and insect control and recreational development. Enrollees removed dead, diseased and suppressed trees (used for poles, posts and firewood) and
Erected 1991 by CCC Alumni, the South Dakota State Historical Society, Lawrence County Highway Department and Black Hills National Forest. (Marker Number 521.)
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), and the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 44° 10.393′ N, 103° 29.72′ W. Marker is near Nemo, South Dakota, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Nemo Road and Merritt Estes Road (County Road 208), on the right when traveling south on Nemo Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nemo SD 57759, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Water for a Thirsty West (approx. 6.8 miles away); Pactola Dam & Reservoir (approx. 6.8 miles away); a different Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (approx. 7.2 miles away); Historic Madison Ranch (approx. 7.7 miles away); a different marker also named Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (approx. 8.2 miles away); Multiple Purpose Management in Action (approx. 9.2 miles away); Castleton (approx. 11 miles away); a different marker also named Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (approx. 11.9 miles away).
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