Company 788, CCC, was formed at Camp Whiteside, Fort Riley, Kansas, May 19, 1933. The company was made up of Kansas boys, the largest percentage coming from the eastern part of the state.
After conditioning at Fort Riley, the . . . — — Map (db m50189) HM
We dedicate this monument to the 3.5 million men of the Civilian Conservation Corps. We celebrate their legacy of accomplishments they left for the future to enjoy.
This is the home of Camp Farlington, Co. 788th "Fire Devils" SCS-10-L, who built . . . — — Map (db m50187) HM
Another advantage the Civilian Conservation Corps offered to its enrollees was the chance to further their education. In their spare time, they could enroll in classes, such as radio operator and maintenance, surveying, photography, leather works, . . . — — Map (db m50207) HM
By 1936, the progress of building the dam was greatly accelerated with the arrival of new heavy equipment. The men now had excavators, dump trucks, caterpillar tractors, box sleds, and a pull-type grader.
The CCC camp had storage sheds for . . . — — Map (db m50234) HM
Proof of how hard times were during the Great Depression, this CCC recruiting poster depicts a young man wearing a clean, pressed uniform with a plate of food. Another incentive to enroll into the CCC was a $30.00 a month salary with $25.00 . . . — — Map (db m50192) HM
"We used mules and dump wagons before we got dump trucks," said Stanley Dolinar.
Prior to 1935, the majority of earth was moved by mule teams pulling slip buckets and wagons.
On display here is a pair of slip buckets actually used to . . . — — Map (db m50235) HM
This lake constructed
Department of Agriculture
Soil Conservation Service
Civilian Conservation Corps
cooperating with Kansas State
Forestry-Fish-Game Commission — — Map (db m50236) HM
The story of the Civilian Conservation Corps cannot be told without knowing the tale of the times from which it was created. The stock market crash of 1929, which led to the Great Depression coupled with the lack of soil conservation enabled the . . . — — Map (db m50186) HM
You Are Here! The Water Tower. Rumor had it that whoever had the job of testing and chlorinating the drinking water in the tower received more than his share of ribbing from the men. The only recorded time of discontent was over the sulfur . . . — — Map (db m50233) HM
The 788th Co. was nicknamed the Fire Devils because of its reputation for putting out prairie fires while stationed at Camp Ruteledge in Minnesota. The nickname remained with the company throughout service. The men were proud of their reputation . . . — — Map (db m50210) HM
The Farlington project started with a creek bed surrounded by trees and brush that had to be cut and hauled away. In fact, 90 percent of the work to build Crawford State Lake was done by hand. As one volunteer claimed, "You worked, and you worked . . . — — Map (db m50190) HM