“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Sulphur in Murray County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

Civilian Conservation Corps and Platt National Park

Sulphur, Oklahoma

— 1933 - 1942 —

Civilian Conservation Corps and Platt National Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, May 2, 2014
1. Civilian Conservation Corps and Platt National Park Marker

This historical monument is a gift honoring the young men of Civilian Conservation Corps Company 808 who contributed a major part to the building of this beautiful park. They defended, protected and preserved our nation's natural resources for all generations to enjoy.

The CCC was organized by the federal government during the Great Depression to provide useful employment for thousands of citizens and to develop and save the nation's natural resources under management of U.S. Army personnel. They built roads and nurseries, landscaped parks, planted trees, and conserved the countryside. For their work they were paid $30 per month, of which $25 was sent home. They also received housing, food, medical and dental care as well as educational benefits.

In grateful recognition of their service, this permanent memorial has been presented to CCC Company 808 and its three million members nationwide. Their park serves countless thousands of visitors each year.

Dedicated to the members of CCC Company 808 on the 50th anniversary of their founding.
June 1987
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1987 by Oklahoma CCC Alumni Association and the Oklahoma Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 34° 30.093′ N, 96° 58.298′ W. Marker is near Sulphur, Oklahoma, in Murray County. Marker is on Bison Road west of U.S. 177, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sulphur OK 73086, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sulphur (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hutchins & Sons Furniture & Undertaking (approx. 8½ miles away); In Memory Of Of Those Who Died In Training Accidents During WWII And The Korean Conflict (approx. 14.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 22 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 7, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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