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Crawford State Park in Crawford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Camp of Co. 788 of the Civilian Conservation Corps

 
 
The Camp of Co. 788 of the CCC Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2011
1. The Camp of Co. 788 of the CCC Marker
Inscription.  
You Are Here! The Water Tower. Rumor had it that whoever had the job of testing and chlorinating the drinking water in the tower received more than his share of ribbing from the men. The only recorded time of discontent was over the sulfur taste from the shallow drinking wells.

[Aerial photo of camp, with index]
 
Erected 2005.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkNatural ResourcesParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list.
 
Location. 37° 38.614′ N, 94° 48.868′ W. Marker is in Crawford State Park, Kansas, in Crawford County. Marker is along the CCC Memorial Trail, which begins at the CCC Monument, about 400 feet ESE of the park entrance, off 710th Avenue (Kansas Route 277), near West Lake Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farlington KS 66734, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fire Devils (within shouting distance of this marker); Education
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Hard Times (within shouting distance of this marker); Equipment (within shouting distance of this marker); A Brief History of the 788th Company [CCC] (within shouting distance of this marker); Work Done By Hand (within shouting distance of this marker); Hard Work (within shouting distance of this marker); C.C.C. Volunteer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crawford State Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Crawford State Park, Kansas. (Submitted on December 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Civilian Conservation Corps in Kansas and its Newspapers. (Submitted on December 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The Camp of Co. 788 of the CCC Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2011
2. The Camp of Co. 788 of the CCC Marker
Photo of the Co. 788 CCC Camp on Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown, 1930s
3. Photo of the Co. 788 CCC Camp on Marker
Co. 788 CCC Camp Legend on Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2011
4. Co. 788 CCC Camp Legend on Marker
Co. 788 CCC Camp Water Tower Remnant image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2011
5. Co. 788 CCC Camp Water Tower Remnant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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