Near Baraboo in Sauk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Civilian Conservation Corps
Camp Devil's Lake
The CCC was for males, ages 18 to 25. Men were assigned to camps which were run in a military fashion. Each camp was a self contained community.
CCC camps were in existence from 1933 until 1942. One such camp was located in Devil's Lake State Park. It consisted of about 15 buildings, 200 CCC boys, National Park Service personnel and U.S. Army officers.
The young men worked on a variety of conservation projects, and built trails and buildings. They received a small wage plus room and board. They also came to believe that they had a useful mission in life.
Standing in testament to their hard work are several distinctive stone buildings in the park. Quartzite rock steps laid by the CCC continue to lead visitors to the tops of the bluffs that rise above Devil's Lake.
Erected 2000 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 441.)
Topics and series. Charity & Public Work • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Wisconsin Historical Society series lists.
Location. 43° 24.632′ N, 89° 42.662′ W. Marker is near Baraboo, Wisconsin, in Sauk County. Marker can be reached from South Lake Road 1.9 miles west of Wisconsin Highway 113, on the left when traveling west. Marker is in Devil's Lake State Park at the CCC parking lot – a remote area in the large park; a valid admission sticker is required. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: S5975 Park Road, Baraboo WI 53913, 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. 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); South Shore Hotel Era (approx. 0.8 miles away); Warner Memorial Road (approx. Ringling Brothers Circus (approx. 3.9 miles away); Indian Mounds and Village (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baraboo.
More about this marker. This "Civilian Conservation Corps" marker is marker #216 on older historical society lists.
Also see . . .
1. Civilian Conservation Corps. "In his first 100 days in office, President Roosevelt approved several measures as part of his "New Deal," including the Emergency Conservation Work Act (ECW), better known as the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). With that action, he brought together the nation's young men and the land in an effort to save them both. Roosevelt proposed to recruit thousands of unemployed young men, enlist them in a peacetime army, and send them to battle the erosion and destruction of the nation's natural resources. More than any other New Deal agency, the CCC is considered to be an extension of Roosevelt's personal philosophy." (Submitted on June 15, 2009.)
2. Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy. "The Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy represents the alumni of America and strives to bring awareness to the heritage of the CCC, CCC alumni, their programs and accomplishments." (Submitted on June 15, 2009.)
3. Devil’s Lake State Park. "Devil’s Lake State Park is located in Baraboo, Wisconsin (Submitted on June 15, 2009.)
Additional keywords. New Deal
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