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

Equipment

 
 
Equipment Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2011
1. Equipment Marker
Inscription.
By 1936, the progress of building the dam was greatly accelerated with the arrival of new heavy equipment. The men now had excavators, dump trucks, caterpillar tractors, box sleds, and a pull-type grader.

The CCC camp had storage sheds for equipment during periods of bad weather and a special maintenance crew to keep it operating properly.

The grader on display here is the grader that was used in the dam construction.
 
Erected 2005.
 
Location. 37° 38.635′ N, 94° 48.857′ W. Marker is in Crawford State Park, Kansas, in Crawford County. Touch for map. 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. Marker is in this post office area: Farlington KS 66734, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hard Work (within shouting distance of this marker); C.C.C. Volunteer (within shouting distance of this marker); The Beginning (within shouting distance of this marker); The Camp of Co. 788 of the Civilian Conservation Corps (within shouting distance of
Equipment and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2011
2. Equipment and Marker
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 Times (within shouting distance of this marker); Education (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.)
 
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Grader and Equipment Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2011
3. Grader and Equipment Marker
Photo on Equipment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1930s
4. Photo on Equipment Marker
Photo on Equipment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1930s
5. Photo on Equipment Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 22 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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