Near Talihina in Le Flore County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
A Legacy of Recovery
During the Great Depression a national work program was implemented to employ young men - the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
Across the nation, camps were built to house and feed men while they worked building dams, roads, fire towers and recreation areas on publicly owned land. They fought forest fires and replanted acres of cut-over timber lands.
While the nation benefited from new roads and structures, money sent home to families kept them off government subsistence. Local communities benefited from the increased commerce brought in by the young enrollees and camp workers.
Captions: Men planting Austrian Pine at Stillwater. Photo courtesy Forest Heritage Center.
Stapp camp enrollees. Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service.
CCC enrollees pouring a foundation for one of the many buildings they built. Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service.
The spring structure was originally covered with a roof. Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service.
Erected by US Forest Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkHorticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 34° 44.275′ N, 94° 43.616′ W. Marker is near Talihina, Oklahoma, in Le Flore County. Marker can be reached from Talimena National Scenic Byway (Highway 1) 11 miles west of U.S. 259. The marker is located at the Horsethief Spring Picnic Area. Take the access road at the east end of the parking area to loop down to the spring and marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Talihina OK 74571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Life at Stapp (here, next to this marker); Outside the Law In Indian Territory (within shouting distance of this marker); Where There is Water There Will Be People (within shouting distance of this marker); Horsethief Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Don L. Hoyt Pavilion (approx. 2.9 miles away); Emerald Vista (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cut Out and Get Out! (approx. 3.4 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Co. 810 (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Talihina.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.