Medora in Billings County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s message to Congress, 1933
This commemorative plaque is placed in honor of the work performed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Companies #2767 and #2772 in North Dakota, as a lasting tribute to the young men who chose the opportunity to work rather than accept welfare during the Great Depression. Through the efforts of the CCC and similar work programs, the country gained new bridges, roads, trails, culverts, picnic shelters, campgrounds, and parks, many of which are still in use today. In turn, the men of the CCC experienced social, intellectual, and occupational growth and were able to ease the financial burden of their families. In the nine-year life of the organization, more than three million men working for the CCC nationwide helped feed their families by serving their country for a dollar a day. Called the “Unknown Heroes,” the Civilian Conservation Corps reclaimed and beautified the land, leaving their work as a legacy to past, present, and future generations of Americans.
This plaque is placed here through the cooperative efforts of:
Merlin and Dorothy Dahl, Mandan, North Dakota
Weldon W. and Marjorie Gratton, Medora, North Dakota
Stanley Hettman, Larslan, Montna
Ted and Delores Will, Bismarck, North Dakota
The State Historical Society of North Dakota
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Medora Heritage Commission, Medora, North Dakota
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 46° 54.865′ N, 103° 31.551′ W. Marker is in Medora, North Dakota, in Billings County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Medora ND 58645, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bad Lands Cow Boy (within shouting distance of this marker); De Mores Ralph “Doc” Hubbard (within shouting distance of this marker); Cowboys (within shouting distance of this marker); Medora Stage and Forwarding Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel de Mores (within shouting distance of this marker); Stockmens State Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Joe Ferris General Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medora.
Categories. • Charity & Public Work •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.