Near Two Harbors in Lake County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
CCC Camp Site
— Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy Self-guided Tour —
As many as 200 young men at a time were living here. There was a hustle and bustle of activity as they built over 80 stone and log structures, buildings and objects (such as picnic tables, benches and fire rings). They built the hiking trails, roads, campground, and installed a sewer system, too.
At night, they relaxed in the "rec hall", played sports, took classes (such as woodworking, auto mechanics, or typing) or enjoyed leisure time in the camp library.
Imagine... this is what the scene was like from 1934-1941!
Building a Park
The CCC boys were unmarried, 18-24 year-old men who enrolled for a period of 6-24 months. They earned $30 per month, but only kept $5. The rest was sent to their parents to support their families.
Leisurely going about on Company Street.
Discussing work duties.
Loading trucks - ok, taking a break.
Hamming on the radio.
Posing for a friendly Barrack #3 group photo.
Chow time in the mess hall.
6:00 a.m. - arise for roll call
6:15 a.m. - calisthenics
6:30 a.m. - breakfast
8:00 a.m. - start work
12:15 p.m. - dinner
4:00 p.m. - end work
5:00 p.m. - supper
10:00 p.m. - lights out (11:30 on weekend)
Ask for a "CCC Legacy Self-guided Tour" map at the visitor center to discover other Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) work projects.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
Location. 47° 8.609′ N, 91° 28.124′ W. Marker is near Two Harbors, Minnesota, in Lake County. Located in Gooseberry Falls State Park, by the Upper Falls. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3206 Highway 61 East, Two Harbors MN 55616, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cooperation Helps Build a Park / We Built this Park. (within shouting distance of this marker); Having Fun on the North Shore / Cruisin' on the Shore (within shouting distance of this marker); Geology Complicates Bridge Foundation (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Piece of the Past"Ancient Rivers & Lakes (within shouting distance of this marker); Building the Wall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gooseberry Falls CCC Historic District (about 300 feet away); A Castle in the Park (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Two Harbors.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2022. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2022.