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Near Van Buren in Carter County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Camp Hains - 1710

 
 
Camp Hains - 1710 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 29, 2010
1. Camp Hains - 1710 Marker
Inscription. "Company 1710 was organized at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, June 3, 1933...The company was made up of approximately 200 Missouri boys, 96 from three north Missouri counties (Putnam, Caldwell, Lynn) and the remainder from Jasper County.... On June seventeenth, an advanced detail of fifty men... was sent to Big Spring State Park. This detail hurriedly made the necessary preparations for the arrival of the remainder of the Company three days later."
Memories of Camp Hains
March 30, 1934

For the first four months at Camp Hains, the C's lived in tents in the clearing in front of you. In early October, 1933, the tents were abandoned for permanent barracks on the hill above the lodge. In 1936, the camp moved again to an adjacent camp where it stayed until camp closed in April, 1937.

A company usually published its own paper to keep the enrollees involved in the news of camp. The 1710 paper PINE CHIPS, came out weekly at a subscription cost of 5 cents per month.

Boxing, Baseball, and Typing
After hours, enrollees played baseball against area teams, boxed and attended occasional dances in the mess/recreational hall. Many boys took advantage of educational opportunities by taking classes in subjects such as typing, auto mechanics, chemistry and cooking.

- CCC Camp Routine -
6:30 .... Reveille
7:30
Example of the <i>Pine Chips</i> image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 29, 2010
2. Example of the Pine Chips
.... Breakfast
8:00.... Work Project
12:00.... Lunch
1:00 .... Return to Work
4:00 .... Own Time (wash clothes)
5:00 .... Supper
6:00-10:00 .... Free Time
10:30 .... Lights Out
 
Location. 36° 56.875′ N, 90° 59.6′ W. Marker is near Van Buren, Missouri, in Carter County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway Z and Pea Vine Road (State Highway 103), on the right when traveling north on State Highway Z. Touch for map. Located in the Big Springs unit of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, in front of the park information center. Marker is in this post office area: Van Buren MO 63965, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. CCC - A Peace-Time Army (here, next to this marker); There Was Work To Be Done (a few steps from this marker); Building Human Happiness (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Big Spring-A Karst Topography (approx. 0.3 miles away); Big Spring (approx. 0.3 miles away); Van Buren (approx. 3.5 miles away); Carter County Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.5 miles away).
 
Categories. 20th Century
 
Map of a Typical CCC Camp image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 29, 2010
3. Map of a Typical CCC Camp
Markers at the CCC Interpretive Display image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
4. Markers at the CCC Interpretive Display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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