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Near Tule Lake in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Civilian Conservation Corps

 
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 6, 2006
1. Civilian Conservation Corps Marker
Inscription. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps on March 31, 1933, to provide employment for America's youth and promote the nation's economic recovery. The CCC's work involved conservation projects on forest, park and farm lands, resulting in new recreational opportunities for all Americans. Two million enrollees worked in 975 national, state, county and municipal areas, including 198 camps in 94 national parks and monuments. Many of the roads, trails bridges and buildings used today were built by these young men. In less than ten years they left a lasting legacy for America and the National Park Service.

The CCC worked in Lava Beds National Monument from July 13, 1933, through June 30, 1942. In June 1935, they vacated Camp Bearpaw and moved into Camp Lava Beds at the site of Gillems Camp. During their nine years here, more than 1,400 enrollees lived and worked in 150-man detachments, each for a six month period. They built the roads, trails, campgrounds, picnic areas and tables that are used today. They opened and developed major caves and provided conducted tours. They built a residential and administrative complex, a maintenance facility, a gas and oil house, and the fire lookout visible from here. All of these facilities are architecturally unique and still in use. The CCC's contribution
Civilian Conservation Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 6, 2006
2. Civilian Conservation Corps Marker
in making this park accessible and enjoyable to the public is immeasurable.

Dedicated on CCC Recognition Date, August 3, 1990
 
Erected 1990.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 41° 47.577′ N, 121° 33.725′ W. Marker is near Tule Lake, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. It is the Lava Beds National Monument Park. Marker is in this post office area: Tulelake CA 96134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. River of Rocks - The Devils Homestead Lava Flow (a few steps from this marker); Beds of Lava (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Volcanic Classroom (approx. 2 miles away); The End of the Modoc War (approx. 2 miles away); Last Meeting of the Peace Commission (approx. 2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Lava Beds National Monument. (Submitted on September 27, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Categories. 20th Century
 
Wildfire on Devil's Homestread as seen from marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 6, 2006
3. Wildfire on Devil's Homestread as seen from marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,948 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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