Medora in Billings County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Civilian Conservation Corps was a peacetime “army” of civilians between 1933 and 1941 which served to create jobs for unemployed men and to protect natural resources. Two CCC camps were located near Medora.
In 1934 the CCC camp of Company 2767 was established on the west bank of the Little Missouri River in what is now the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt NationalPark.
Two other camps were established in what is now the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. One of those, Company 2772, was moved to the Park’s South Unit on the east bank of the river in 1939. It remained at this location until the camp’s closing in 1941, when the CCC presence in the badlands ended.
In North Dakota, the CCC established wildlife refuges, developed state and municipal parks, built irrigation systems and constructed dams for flood control and wildlife habitat. A total of 32,764 men participated in the CCC in North Dakota.
CCC enrollees were paid $30 per month. The men could spend $5 to $8 per month on entertainment and personal needs. The remainder was sent home to their families.
North Dakota CCC companies were frequently transferred both within the state and out of state. The number of camps varied from year to year, depending upon appropriations to the program. North Dakota averaged eight camps
(Marker Number 4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 46° 54.763′ N, 103° 31.394′ W. Marker is in Medora, North Dakota, in Billings County. Marker is at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and 4th Street, on the right when traveling west on Pacific Avenue. 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. American Indian Leaders (here, next to this marker); Western Entertainment (here, next to this marker); Law Enforcement (within shouting distance of this marker); Billings County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Medora Education (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Margaret Roberts (about 400 feet away); Hunting and Trapping (about 500 feet away); Medora Depot & Railroad (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medora.
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker features a photograph of CCC workers posing at their North Dakota camp. Three other photographs on the marker depict members of the CCC. They have captions of “The CCC employed nearly three million young men in its nine-year life span.”,
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 27, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.