Near Oglesby in LaSalle County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Building Starved Rock Lodge
The CCC was a federal, depression era, back-to-work project employing young men. Those working here were mostly from the local area — Utica, Oglesby, La Salle-Peru, and Ottawa. They were 17-23 years old, were paid $30 per month, and enlisted for 6 months at a time. Organized into companies, three CCC units were stationed here at various times — first the 614 and later the 1601 and the 2601.
Caption: Civilian Conservation Corps workers prepare lumber to be used in various projects throughout the park such as shelters and bridges. Starved Rock Foundation
Erected by I&M Canal Corridor Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 41° 19.15′ N, 88° 59.623′ W. Marker is near Oglesby, Illinois, in LaSalle County. Marker is on Lodge Lane, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in front of the lodge's gift shop/lounge/restaurant entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Lodge Ln, Oglesby IL 61348, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Commemorating the Deeds of the Union Veterans of the Civil War (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); René Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle (about 700 feet away); Starved Rock (about 700 feet away); Fort St. Louis (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Plaque is Placed in Memory of the Patriots (approx. ¼ mile away); The Legend of Starved Rock (approx. ¼ mile away); A New Water Highway (approx. ¼ mile away); Aitken School (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oglesby.
Also see . . . Illinois MPS Starved Rock Lodge and Cabins (PDF). National Register of Historic (Submitted on October 31, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.