Baraboo in Sauk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Building a Nation
The Civilian Conservation Corps: 1933-1942
Enrollment was limited to men between 17 and 23 years of age who were on welfare relief rolls. Enrollees learned work skills while they helped their families. All but $5 of their $30 monthly earnings was sent home.
Approximately 3 million young men served in the CCC at over 1,000 camps throughout the United States. Though the camps are gone, many of the shelterbelts, trails, bridges and buildings constructed through this important social program remain.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 43° 24.649′ N, 89° 42.683′ W. Marker is in Baraboo, Wisconsin, in Sauk County. Marker can be reached from South Lake Road. The marker is located within Devil's Lake State Park. The marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baraboo WI 53913, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Life (here, next to this marker); Building a Park System (here, next to this marker); Hard at Work (here, next to this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Ice Age National Scientific Reserve (approx. ¾ mile away); Early History of Devil's Lake (approx. 0.8 miles away); North Shore Hotel Era (approx. 0.8 miles away); Devil's Lake and the Local Residents (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baraboo.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2022, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2022, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.