LaMoure in LaMoure County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Civilian Conservation Corps Project
This commemorative plaque is placed near the site where CCC Camp #2760 of the CCC was located in the City of LaMoure, North Dakota--when this Dam was constructed by the CCC in 1934.
CCC Co #2760 built the Dam across the James River just west of LaMoure, North Dakota, and other Dams at Wishek and also two Dams, at Verona, North Dakota. They also did work at Jamestown Dam. CCC #2760 built Dams, Spillways and other projects in a radius of 30 miles from its location at LaMoure, North Dakota.
The CCC which was founded in April 1933, coupled the need to put unemployed young men to work and the need to conserve the Nation's natural resources. During the program's 9-year life, the Federal Government employed over 3 million men on an extensive variety of conservation projects across the United States. AT the program's peak in 1937, there were over 502,000 corpsmen working in 2,500 camps in all 50 States.
This plaque has been place here as a reminder that invaluable service was rendered by so many young men in preserving our natural resources and maintaining parks and wildlife areas of this country.
The CCC functioned from 1933-1942 with enrollees earning a dolor a day.
This plaque is placed here through the cooperative efforts of:
Walter and Rachael Meisch, Lamoure, ND
The Ashley Lions Club, Ashley, ND
Ron and Marlene Splitt, LaMoure, ND
LaMoure Lines Club, LaMoure, ND
LaMoure Baseball Boosters Club, LaMoure, ND
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 46° 21.293′ N, 98° 18.424′ W. Marker is in LaMoure, North Dakota, in LaMoure County. Marker is on State Highway 13 0.6 miles west of Main St, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lamoure ND 58458, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Symbol of Freedom (approx. 0.4 miles away); Honorable Milton R. Young (approx. 0.4 miles away); Steamboats on the River (approx. 0.4 miles away); LaMoure County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Carroll House (approx. 14½ miles away).
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.