Near Fairfax in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Fort Ridgely State Park's Buildings Today
The New Deal and Fort Ridgely State Park
—United States Civilian Conservation Corps —
The legacy of the hard work by the young men of the CCC and veterans of the VCC during the five years the camp was here lives on in the structures we still use and enjoy today.
"The CCC has opened up recreational opportunities in the nation's forest and parks for millions by stimulating new state park development projects, by improving and developing recreational facilities in national and state parks, and in other areas."
"It has developed parks in states, counties, municipalities and other areas set aside by federal or local agencies for recreational use. It is not to much to say that the CCC put the now flourishing state park system on its feet."
Robert Fechner, Director, Civilian Conservation Corps
State Park and
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 44° 27.165′ N, 94° 43.888′ W. Marker is near Fairfax, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker can be reached from County Highway 30 0.7 miles west of State Highway 4, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A New Deal for Fort Ridgely State Park (here, next to this marker); Working Year-Round to Develop the Park (here, next to this marker); CCC Camp Life is a Healthful One (here, next to this marker); Chief Mou-Zoo-Mau-Nee State Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain John S. Marsh State Monument (about 400 feet away); Eliza Müller State Monument (about 400 feet away); To the Memory of Hazen Mooers (about 400 feet away); Joseph LaFramboise - (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
More about this marker. photo captions (counterclockwise):
• Water tower and garage.
• Park custodian's residence. This private residence is not open to the public.
• Upper picnic ground shelter and drinking fountain.
• Upper picnic ground toilet building.
• Campground shelter building.
• Campground shower and toilet building.
Also see . . .
1. CCC Brief History. Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy. (Submitted on February 22, 2014.)
2. Fort Ridgely State Park Map. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. (Submitted on February 22, 2014.)
Additional keywords. Veterans Conservation Corp
Categories. • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.