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

Camp Nelson Dewey

Wyalusing State Park

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, September 21, 2013
1. Camp Nelson Dewey Marker
Inscription. During the depression era of the 1930ís 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 parkís 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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is located in Wyalusing State Park, a fee area. State park admission fee required. Marker is near the road heading to the group campsites. Marker is in this post office area: Bagley WI 53801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Curtis Memorial Scientific Area
Camp Nelson Dewey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 21, 2013
2. Camp Nelson Dewey Marker
(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
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 45 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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