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Hot Springs in Fall River County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The CCC's Enduring Legacy

Wind Cave National Park

 
 
The CCC's Enduring Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 29, 2008
1. The CCC's Enduring Legacy Marker
Inscription. The Civilian Conservation Corps established a camp here during the Great Depression of the 1930s to make improvements to the park. This camp employed 200 men at a time and provided much needed jobs and training. Over an eight-year period, the young men helped build this visitor center, built concrete stairs in the cave, and helped sink the 212-foot elevator shaft. They also graded roadsides, planted trees, built trails, and served as fire lookouts. Besides room, board, and clothing, they received $30 a month, most of which was sent home to their families. Many of the buildings in this area are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places-a tribute to the CCC’s enduring work.

(Inscription under the photo on the left side) The visitor center under construction in 1936
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 43° 33.388′ N, 103° 28.699′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, South Dakota, in Fall River County. Marker is on Wind Cave Road. Touch for map. The marker is located near the entrance to the Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Hot Springs SD 57747, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 29, 2008
2. Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center
At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paha Sapa Limestone (here, next to this marker); Life in a Prairie Dog Town (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jedediah Strong Smith’s Route - - 1823 (approx. 8.2 miles away); The Buffalo Corrals (approx. 9 miles away); The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD (approx. 9.2 miles away); Hot Springs, SD (approx. 9½ miles away); Leslie Jensen Scenic Drive (approx. 11 miles away); Fall River Falls (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Sign at the entrance to the park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 29, 2008
3. Sign at the entrance to the park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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