“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Crawford State Park, Kansas

Clickable Map of Crawford County, Kansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Crawford County, KS (66) Bourbon County, KS (55) Cherokee County, KS (83) Labette County, KS (18) Neosho County, KS (25) Barton County, MO (7) Jasper County, MO (56) Vernon County, MO (22)  CrawfordCounty(66) Crawford County (66)  BourbonCounty(55) Bourbon County (55)  CherokeeCounty(83) Cherokee County (83)  LabetteCounty(18) Labette County (18)  NeoshoCounty(25) Neosho County (25)  BartonCountyMissouri(7) Barton County (7)  JasperCounty(56) Jasper County (56)  VernonCounty(22) Vernon County (22)
Girard is the county seat for Crawford County
Crawford State Park is in Crawford County
      Crawford County (66)  
      Bourbon County (55)  
      Cherokee County (83)  
      Labette County (18)  
      Neosho County (25)  
      Barton County, Missouri (7)  
      Jasper County, Missouri (56)  
      Vernon County, Missouri (22)  
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1Kansas (Crawford County), Crawford State Park — A Brief History of the 788th Company [CCC]Who were these men who built Crawford State Lake?
History 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
2Kansas (Crawford County), Crawford State Park — C.C.C. Volunteer
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
3Kansas (Crawford County), Crawford State Park — Education
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
4Kansas (Crawford County), Crawford State Park — Equipment
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
5Kansas (Crawford County), Crawford State Park — Hard Times
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
6Kansas (Crawford County), Crawford State Park — Hard Work
"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
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7Kansas (Crawford County), Crawford State Park — Lake Crawford
This lake constructed by the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service Civilian Conservation Corps cooperating with Kansas State Forestry-Fish-Game CommissionMap (db m50236) HM
8Kansas (Crawford County), Crawford State Park — The Beginning
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
9Kansas (Crawford County), Crawford State Park — The Camp of Co. 788 of the Civilian Conservation Corps
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
10Kansas (Crawford County), Crawford State Park — The Fire Devils
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
11Kansas (Crawford County), Crawford State Park — Work Done By Hand
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
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Dec. 4, 2022