“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Custer in Custer County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William J. Toman, August 8, 2010
1. Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Marker
Inscription.  Camp F-14 Lightning Creek: located 0.7 mile NW on road 288. Companies: 1783V--10/17/33-Spring 34 791--4/30/34-Fall 41

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 small units for 4554 American Indians.

Camp F-14 was part of a national CCC program to renovate forests and build more recreation areas. Work projects, supervised by the USDA Forest Service, included tree thinning, pruning and planting; fire prevention and suppression; rodent, disease and insect control; grazing land improvement and recreation area development. Veterans from North Dakota and Iowa in Company 1783V devoted most of their time to camp improvement and tree thinning. Enrollees in Company 791 operated sidecamps at Drew and
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
Summit Peak ranger stations, Compton Spring, Billy Hay Pen and Freeland Wells. They built a ranger station, garage, roads, several bridges, telephone lines and firetrails and quelled fires. CCs dug wells, built cattle guards and drift fences and developed springs on grazing land, erected erosion control dams and spread grasshopper bait on thousands of acres.
Erected 1991 by CCC Alumni, the South Dakota State Historical Society, the South Dakota Department of Transportation, and the Black Hills National Forest. (Marker Number 531.)
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.
Location. 43° 44.465′ N, 103° 44.65′ W. Marker is near Custer, South Dakota, in Custer County. Marker is at the intersection of Mt. Rushmore Road (U.S. 16) and Lightning Creek Road (Forest Road 288), on the right when traveling west on Mt. Rushmore Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Custer SD 57730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Comanche Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Jasper vs. Jewel (approx. 4.3 miles away); Prescribed Fire (approx.
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William J. Toman, August 8, 2010
2. Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Marker
4.3 miles away); Jasper Fire (approx. 5.9 miles away); Everything changes, or does it? (approx. 7.2 miles away); Custer County Courthouse (approx. 7.3 miles away); Horace N. Ross (approx. 7.3 miles away); Crazy Horse Memorial (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Custer.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. (other Civilian Conservation Corps Camp markers)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 990 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on November 4, 2021. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
Paid Advertisements

Oct. 2, 2023