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Near Bagley in Grant County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Camp Nelson Dewey

Wyalusing State Park

 
 
Camp Nelson Dewey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, September 21, 2013
1. Camp Nelson Dewey Marker
Inscription.  During the depression era of the 1930’s the federal government initiated a number of work projects. Two of these, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Project Administration (WPA) were located at this site from 1933 until 1941.

Camp Nelson Dewey consisted of about 10 buildings and about 200 CCC (WPA) men, National Park Service personnel and U.S. Army officers. The men worked on a variety of conservation projects and built many of the park’s roads, trails, vistas, buildings and rustic picnic shelters still in use today.

The labors of these young men have left a real and lasting impression on the park for us and for future generations to enjoy.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
 
Location. 42° 59.439′ N, 91° 6.976′ W. Marker is near Bagley, Wisconsin, in Grant County. Marker is on State Park Lane, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in Wyalusing State Park, a
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fee area. State park admission fee required. Marker is near the road heading to the group campsites. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bagley WI 53801, 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. Curtis Memorial Scientific Area (approx. 0.3 miles away); Passenger Pigeon Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pikes Peak Overlook Landscape Interpretation (approx. 2.4 miles away in Iowa); Point of Discovery (approx. 2.4 miles away in Iowa); Prairie du Chien Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); McGregor / Ringling Brothers (approx. 3.8 miles away in Iowa); William Beaumont, M. D. (approx. 3.9 miles away); Black Hawk's Surrender (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bagley.
 
Also see . . .  Friends of Wyalusing. Information on the CCC and WPA in Wyalusing. (Submitted on October 25, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. State Parks, CCC, WPA
 
Camp Nelson Dewey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, September 21, 2013
2. Camp Nelson Dewey Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page.

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