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

Hard Work

 
 
Hard Work Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2011
1. Hard Work Marker
Inscription.  
"We used mules and dump wagons before we got dump trucks," said Stanley Dolinar.

Prior to 1935, the majority of earth was moved by mule teams pulling slip buckets and wagons.

On display here is a pair of slip buckets actually used to build the lake.

[Photo caption reads]
Notice the bridge in the background of this picture. The bridge was located somewhere between the present marina and Evening Breeze Point.
 
Erected 2005.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsCharity & Public WorkParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 37° 38.649′ N, 94° 48.856′ 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.
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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 Beginning (a few steps from this marker); C.C.C. Volunteer (a few steps from 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); The Camp of Co. 788 of the Civilian Conservation Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Hard Times (within shouting distance of this marker); Education (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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.)
 
Hard Work Marker and Equipment image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2011
2. Hard Work Marker and Equipment
Photo on Hard Work Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown, 1930s
3. Photo on Hard Work Marker
[Caption reads] Packing down the dam
Photo on Hard Work Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown, 1930s
4. Photo on Hard Work Marker
[Caption included in Inscription]
 
 
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 340 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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