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Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Historical Markers

Markers relating to the Great Depression-era New Deal federal work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried young men from relief families.
 
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1Alabama (Bibb County), Brierfield — Sunshine & Dorothy Morton HouseBrierfield Iron Works Historical State Park
Originally located off Patton Chapel Road in what is today Hoover, Alabama, the Sunshine and Dorothy Morton house was moved to the Brierfield Park in March 2005 by the Morton family and restored over the next two years by restoration specialist . . . — Map (db m37177) HM
2Alabama (Hale County), Moundville — The CCC and Moundville — Moundville Archaeological Park —
The Civilian Conservation Corps was born during the turmoil of the Great Depression. Hundreds of thousands of young men were out of work, and wasteful exploitation of the environment had devoured millions of acres across America. In 1933, as part of . . . — Map (db m144813) HM
3Alabama (Lee County), Auburn — Chewacla State Park(CCC)
Side 1 Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal (1933-1942), the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established to provide work for single young men. The CCC's Company 4448, Camp Alabama SP-12, began work in September 1935 to . . . — Map (db m85164) HM
4Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Civilian Conservation Corps(C. C. C.) Camp — 1935~1940 —
This rock entrance is all that remains of Camp Ala. SP-16, 3486 and Camp Ala. TVA-7, 3483 which were built here due to available water. They were part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's conservation projects. When WW II started the men enlisted . . . — Map (db m55607) HM
5Arizona (Coconino County), Grand Canyon National Park — Trans-Canyon Telephone Line
Trans-Canyon Telephone Line, built in 1935 by CCC workers, maintained by Mountain Bell, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m78832) HM
6Arizona (Coconino County), Sedona — Hart Pump House
A designated Sedona Historic Landmark built in 1932 by the Civilian Conservation Corps — Map (db m94814) HM
7Arizona (Coconino County), Williams — Duffy Brothers Grocery StoreBuilt 1912
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Cormick E. Boyce built this large brick structure intending it to be used as a bank, although it served as a grocery store during . . . — Map (db m33417) HM
8Arizona (Pima County), Summerhaven — Lemmon Rock Lookout TowerCoronado National Forest
Lemmon Rock Lookout Tower was erected in 1928. It is the oldest lookout still in use on the Forest. This general locale has been used as a fire lookout since the Coronado Forest Reserve was established in 1902. The current lookout structure was . . . — Map (db m55554) HM
9Arizona (Pima County), Vail — The CCC WorkerCamp SP-10-A — Colossal Cave Mountain Park 1934 – 1937 —
Honoring the young men who served in the Civilian Conservation Corps here and across the nation. With shovel and hammer, trowel and chisel, they moved earth, planted trees, crafted stone, and built structures that shape our landscape and remain a . . . — Map (db m30614) HM
10California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — Mount Diablo Beacon:Left Dark by War, Lighted in Remembrance
A large flashing light atop this rotunda once guided airplanes flying through the night skies of the Bay Area. Originally held aloft on a 75-foot tower erected by Standard Oil in 1928, it served as a crucial route-finding aid in the days before . . . — Map (db m93631) HM
11California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — Mt Diablo State ParkWhat's In A Name?
Like many other isolated peaks, Mt. Diablo is steeped in lore - much of it involving the mountain's name. On a 1824 map, "M. del Diablo" signifies a Christian Indian village, not a peak. The reference to "diablo" or devil can be traced back to . . . — Map (db m93632) HM
12California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Spirit of the CCCHonoring Those Who Served in the Civilian Conservation Corps — 1933 - 1942 —
The CCC had two camps in Griffith Park. Camp Griffith Park, originally located just east of this site, was occupied from May 1934 to May 1936. A statue honoring the CCC was sculpted by John Palo-Kangas as a WPA Federal Art Project and placed in that . . . — Map (db m137298) HM
13California (Santa Barbara County), Lompoc — La Purisima Mission State Historic Park
Across this bridge lies California's eleventh mission and a glimpse of life during the 1820's. The Civilian Conservation Corps restored the buildings and grounds between 1934 - 1941. We hope you enjoy your visit to the past. — Map (db m11116) HM
14California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Camp Mt. Madonna
[Side-bar on left:] At New Almaden During the Depression (1933-1942) and after most mining activity had ceased, New Almaden once again gave jobs, hope and future to young men through a program created by Franklin D. Roosevelt called . . . — Map (db m52778) HM
15California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — English Camp
[Side-bar on left:] Once a Bustling Community Within view stood English Cam’s Methodist Church, Company Store, Mine Office, School House, Centennial Hall, Helping Hand Hall and a multitude of family cabins. As quicksilver . . . — Map (db m52775) HM
16California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Site of English Town ★ CCC Camp Mt. Madonna
The Civilian Conservation Corps, established in 1933 by the Federal Government for nine years became one of the most constructive national service programs. CCC Companies: 1917-V, 1235, 3341, 3325, 739, 4500 occupied this camp between 1933 and 1939. . . . — Map (db m52774) HM
17California (Shasta County), Burney — The Civilian Conservation Corps: A Surviving Legacy
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established in 1933 under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program. During the years of the Great Depression, when the stock market crash and ensuing business closures left many Americans . . . — Map (db m96652) HM
18California (Shasta County), Castella — 4 — CCC Camp (1934-1939)
For just six short years Sims was the location of a bustling Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp... With its wooded valley and beautiful river setting, Sims was a haven to the boys from Company 978 who came from the busy cities of San . . . — Map (db m69843) HM
19California (Shasta County), Castella — 1 — Sims Bridge: A CCC First
It took a bit of grit and determination for the Forest Service and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) crew to build this sturdy bridge... Raymond Huber, who supervised the project remembers... “I was given a pickup and a plan of a 160-foot . . . — Map (db m69821) HM
20California (Shasta County), Old Station — Historic Crossroads Gateway
This stone monument, built in 1935, stands at the historic north entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park from Lassen National Forest. Before the highway intersection was rerouted to its current location, visitors drove past this monument into the . . . — Map (db m58126) HM
21California (Siskiyou County), Tule Lake — Civilian Conservation Corps
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps on March 31, 1933, to provide employment for America's youth and promote the nation's economic recovery. The CCC's work involved conservation projects on forest, park . . . — Map (db m547) HM
22California (Siskiyou County), Tulelake — Attracted to WaterLava Beds National Monument — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
“When I was a child…I played around Tule Lake where the tules and grass grow thick… We used to go out in the tall grass… and look for chub fish… and shoot at (them) with our arrows.” Peter Schonchin, last surviving . . . — Map (db m63249) HM
23California (Siskiyou County), Tulelake — Camp Tulelake
1935-1942 Civilian Conservation Corps This camp was built and staffed by the CCC, an organization that was established during the Great Depression by President Franklin Roosevelt to reduce unemployment and to preserve the nation's . . . — Map (db m88000) HM
24California (Tulare County), Three Rivers — The CCC Boys
Shaping a Park The CCC Boys Tunnel Log reminds us of the work of young men who struggled to survive the Great Depression in the 1930s. The drive-through hole in the log was carved by the “boys” of the Civilian Conservation Corps . . . — Map (db m103433) HM
25California (Tuolumne County), Yosemite National Park — Civilian Conservation Corps
The CCC began work in Yosemite in May 1933. During the ensuing years, significant projects included the Half Dome cable system, Badger Pass Ski Complex, Henness Ridge Lookout Tower, numerous park structures and many miles of hiking and riding . . . — Map (db m155198) HM
26Colorado (Elbert County), Kiowa — 272 — Trail Under Siege / Rising to the Challenge
Trail Under Siege Indians of Colorado’s High Plains Kiowa and Comanche Indians migrated to these prairies in the 1700s, followed by Cheyennes and Arapahos in the early 1800s. The region’s vast grasslands, thick bison herds, and brisk fur . . . — Map (db m45756) HM
27Colorado (Garfield County), Glenwood Springs — CCC Men Built Improvements for Glenwood
In the 1930's, America was mired in a deep economic depression. As part of his New Deal program, President Franklin Roosevelt implemented government programs designed to create employment and to stabilize the national economy. One . . . — Map (db m120550) HM
28Colorado (Jefferson County), Red Rocks Park — Red Rocks AmphitheatreCity and County of Denver Landmark
Principle construction by Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1848, SP-13C, Mt. Morrison, CO. 1936 - 1941 Dedicated as a memorial to all who served at Mt. Morrison and to the 3 million who served in the CCC nation-wide, 1933 - 1942. The CCC . . . — Map (db m57683) HM
29Colorado (Jefferson County), Red Rocks Park — Red Rocks Park
Red Rocks Park is a national Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The Trading Post and the Amphitheater are Denver Landmarks. The Trading Post, an example of the Pueblo-style architecture, is made of brick and stucco and . . . — Map (db m57641) HM
30Colorado (Mesa County), Grand Junction — Rocky RoadsColorado National Monument
The first people to witness this view were probably Indians who had to scale the steep cliffs and talus slopes. Later, ranchers dug narrow passages up into the canyons to bring their cattle to graze in the rich highland trails below. Begun during . . . — Map (db m61910) HM
31Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Austin Hawes Memorial CampgroundFarmington River: Wild & Scenic
In this Area in the Past..... The Austin Hawes Memorial Campground is located in an area once known as the “Greenwoods,” where until the late 1700’s large pine and hemlock trees grew along the Farmington River. From 1800 to 1942 . . . — Map (db m102111) HM
32Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Camp White
To honor the men of Camp White Company 106 established 1934 Civilian Conservation Corps 1933-1942 created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt renewing the country’s natural resources and challenging the human spirit of . . . — Map (db m102082) HM
33Connecticut (Litchfield County), Kent — Camp Macedonia Company 1191
To Honor The Men Of Camp Macedonia Company 1191 Established 1935 Civilian Conservation Corps 1933-1942 Created By President Franklin D. Roosevelt Renewing The Country's Natural Resources And Challenging The Human Spirit Of A . . . — Map (db m41092) HM
34Connecticut (Litchfield County), Torrington — To Honor The Men Of Camp Wolcott
To Honor The Men Of Camp Wolcott Company 176 Established 1933 Civilian Conservation Corps 1933-1942 Created By President Franklin D. Roosevelt Renewing The Country's Natural Resources And Chellenging The Human Spirit Of A Nation . . . — Map (db m30242) HM
35Connecticut (Middlesex County), East Hampton — Comstock Covered Bridge
Comstock Covered Bridge Built in 1873 by the Towns of Colchester and East Hampton The Comstock Covered Bridge is one of only three historic covered bridges remaining in Connecticut. With a main span 80 feet in length (measured from the faces of . . . — Map (db m84109) HM
36Delaware (Kent County), Dover — An Army of Restoration (CCC)
To provide employment and vocational training for youthful citizens of the United States…through the performance of useful public work in connection with the conservation and development of the natural resources of the United States and its . . . — Map (db m4491) HM
37Delaware (Sussex County), Bridgeville — SC-268 — Jack Lewis
John I. "Jack" Lewis (1912-2012) moved to Delaware in 1936 as an artist with the Civilian Conservation Corps tasked with documenting activities at CCC camps in the state. After serving in the Pacific with the U.S. Army during World War II, he . . . — Map (db m150089) HM
38Delaware (Sussex County), Springfield Crossroads — SC-108 — St. John's Methodist Church
The origin of this congregation can be traced to the organization of “Johnson’s Society” in the 1830’s. Meetings were held in private homes and the local school. On July 3, 1852, trustees were elected to supervise the building of the . . . — Map (db m38635) HM
39District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 17 — Aunt Betty's StoryBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
Elizabeth Proctor Thomas (1821-1917), a free Black woman whose image appears on each Brightwood Heritage Trail sign, once owned 11 acres in this area. Known, respectfully in her old age as "Aunt Betty," Thomas and her husband James farmed and . . . — Map (db m72830) HM
40District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — Fort Stevens
Civil War Defenses of Washington 1861-1865 The partial reconstruction of Fort Stevens that you see today was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937. No visible evidence of the original fort remains. Battle of Fort Stevens July . . . — Map (db m3028) HM
41District of Columbia (Washington), Theodore Roosevelt Island — Natural by DesignTheodore Roosevelt Island — George Washington Memorial Parkway, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"The nation behaves well if it treats its natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value." —Theodore Roosevelt, 1910 As a young man, Theodore Roosevelt . . . — Map (db m150053) HM
42Florida (Alachua County), Gainesville — Devil's MillhopperRegistered Natural Landmark
Devil’s Millhopper has been designated a Registered Natural Landmark This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the Nation’s natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of man’s environment . . . — Map (db m125200) HM
43Florida (Baker County), Olustee — A Legacy Remembered
(Left side text) During the Great Depression, President Roosevelt approved a plan to recruit thousands of unemployed young men into a "Civilian Conservation Corps" (CCC) From 1933-1942 the CCC employed over 3 million Americans. They . . . — Map (db m55674) HM
44Florida (Columbia County), near Mikesville — "CCC Boy" Statue
This "CCC Boy" Statue was erected by Chapter 143, NACCCA, Gainsville, Florida In 2007. Chapter 143 was organized by CCC veterans of the area on October 1, 1988. This statue was donated to Chapter 143 and O'Leno State Park by . . . — Map (db m66128) HM
45Florida (Columbia County), near Mikesville — Civilian Conservation CorpsApril 5, 1933   June 30, 1942
2,876,638 American youth served in 4500 CCC Camps restoring ravaged lands of a depressed America. Some Accomplishments 2 to 3 billion trees planted, 800 parks built, 3980 historical sites restored, and 6 million days . . . — Map (db m65804) HM
46Florida (Highlands County), Sebring — Dedicated to the Memory of Emil Billitz Sr.
Dedicated to the Memory of Emil Billitz Sr. and countless other C.C.C. enrollees who were injured, disabled or lost their lives in performance of their duty. We especially remember the 228 C.C.C. members who perished September 2, 1935 during a . . . — Map (db m72742) HM
47Florida (Nassau County), Fernandina Beach — Fort Clinch
Fort Clinch Reconstruction And construction of roads Buildings and grounds Was performed by Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1420 1937-1942 — Map (db m33457) HM
48Georgia (Chatham County), Tybee Island — Fort Screven BakeryBuilding #97
Activated just prior to the Spanish-American War and inactivated at the close of World War II, Fort Screven served as a military post for almost 50 years. During that time, Fort Screven was a coast artillery installation, an infantry post, District . . . — Map (db m13076) HM
49Georgia (Chatham County), Tybee Island — The Parade
The Confederates used earth and a “blindage” of timbers as protection against shot and shells falling within the fort. To reduce casualties from flying debris, the “light colonnade” or veranda roof along the gorge was . . . — Map (db m67782) HM
50Georgia (Morgan County), Rutledge — Hard Labor Creek State Park
On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate Hard Labor Creek State Park This park was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal program sponsored by President . . . — Map (db m17574) HM
51Georgia (Morgan County), Rutledge — Rutledge
On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of Rutledge In the 1840s, the heirs of Hezekiah Rutledge deeded right-of-way to the Georgia Railroad. The farm came to be referred . . . — Map (db m17303) HM
52Georgia (Stephens County), Toccoa — Ralls Dormitory & Broom Factory
A building to be used as a print shop was constructed by the Kiwanis Club and the citizens of Toccoa on the site later occupied by Ralls Dormitory. The plan for a print shop never developed, so the building was turned into a broom factory. But . . . — Map (db m64442) HM
53Georgia (Telfair County), Helena — Little Ocmulgee's Visitor Center
CCC enrollees completed Little Ocmulgee's Visitor Center in 1936. Called a combination building by the National Park Service for its multiple uses, it is labeled a casino on this early map of the park’s day use area. Beginning in December 1935, . . . — Map (db m125199) HM
54Hawaii (Hawaii County), Mountain View — The 'Ōhi'a Wing will soon be home to the park's collection of artwork and artifacts
The 'Ōhi'a Wing was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1932 (sic), and originally served as "Park Headquarters" for Hawaii National Park. Constructed in the classic Rustic Style, it was one of many projects that employed hundreds . . . — Map (db m111042) HM
55Hawaii (Hawaii County), Volcano — Countless are the Accomplishments of Roosevelt's Trusty "Tree Army"
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), established by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933, was one of many "New Deal" Programs created towards economic recovery from the Great Depression. The goal of the CCC was to create Conservation . . . — Map (db m94340) HM
56Idaho (Benewah County), Plummer — Heyburn State Parkthe Oldest State Park in the Pacific Northwest
The Coeur d’Alene people are the earliest inhabitants of this area. The natural wealth of the forests, rivers, and lakes sustained their existence for countless generations on five million acres of ancestral land. Their lifestyle was . . . — Map (db m110383) HM
57Idaho (Boise County), Lowman — CCC Shapes the Payette Drainage
(Three panels make up this marker:) In the 1930s, Gallagher CCC widened and surfaced this road, built Scott Mountain Road, developed Hot Springs and Pine Flat Campgrounds, erected fences to control livestock grazing, fought fires, and . . . — Map (db m119235) HM
58Idaho (Caribou County), Wayan — Tincup Creek
Caribou Mountain rises 9,800 feet with alpine snowfields feeding Tincup Creek, a tributary to the South Fork of the Snake River. Placer gold discoveries high on the mountain in 1871 led to a gold rush that lasted for two decades. In the 1880s sheep . . . — Map (db m105963) HM
59Idaho (Custer County), Stanley — Sunbeam Bathhouse
This 1937 stonework building remains as a tribute to Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) craftsmanship. CCC workers from Camp Clayton built the structure. It was originally used as a bathhouse and is now a historic site. The National Forest System . . . — Map (db m110038) HM
60Idaho (Franklin County), Franklin — Franklin Relic Hall - 1937
The log Relic Hall is a fine example of Depression Era rustic architecture. Completed in 1937, it also represents a successful early effort to preserve and interpret community history. The building was designed in 1935 by architect Chris Gunderson . . . — Map (db m44458) HM
61Idaho (Idaho County), Riggins — Manning Crevice Bridge
Before you stands the north tower of the original Manning Crevice Bridge. The original bridge was located approximately 14 miles up on the Big Salmon Road. A new bridge was built and opened in 2018. HISTORY: The Crevice Bridge was first . . . — Map (db m119429) HM
62Idaho (Idaho County), Riggins — More Valuable Than GoldRiggins' Water Supply — Salmon River Heritage Waking Tour —
The Riggins irrigation ditch was built in 1891 by early pioneers, Charlie Clay and brothers Isaac and Johnny Irwin, to supply water to their gold mining operation. By 1894, gold mining waned and the ditch was used for irrigation water. It wasn’t . . . — Map (db m119354) HM
63Idaho (Valley County), McCall — McCall City Jail1930
The McCall City Jail was built for $650 in June, 1930, directly behind the City Hall located on the corner of Lenora and Third Streets. The City Hall building was later moved 12 miles to Roseberry, ID, leaving the jail as a sole reminder of . . . — Map (db m109934) HM
64Idaho (Valley County), McCall — The CCC Worker
Dedicated to the young men who served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 – 1942. Their work in the forests and parks in Idaho remain for all to enjoy Dedicated August 5, 2006 NACCCA Chapter 28 city of McCall . . . — Map (db m110416) HM
65Idaho (Valley County), McCall — The Idaho ForestA Miracle at Work — Idahoans at Work —
A Rich Tradition Of Land Use Gathering, Hunting, Trapping, Mining, Logging, Ranching, Farming, Recreation Around 15 thousand years ago, groups of Native Americans started the long history of land use in this area. Today, the Nez . . . — Map (db m119494) HM
66Illinois (Coles County), Lerna — The Reuben Moore Home
Left Panel: “This will certify that the foregoing plot of the town of Farmington laid by me as proprietor is correct. Witness my hand and seal this 30th day of April 1852.” J. J. . . . — Map (db m30979) HM
67Illinois (DuPage County), Oak Brook — Ben Fuller HouseGraue Gristmill
The Ben Fuller House is one of, if not the oldest surviving buildings in DuPage County. The farmhouse was built sometime between 1835 and 1842 by Benjamin Fuller, one of DuPage County’s earliest settlers. Mr. Fuller reportedly arrived to the area . . . — Map (db m48058) HM
68Illinois (Jersey County), Grafton — The CCC
Over the years, about 165,000 individuals were employed in at least 50 Illinois Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Illinois. Many of these worked on projects in Illinois' state parks. One of the most successful programs to aid Americans . . . — Map (db m142758) HM
69Illinois (Menard County), Tallula — Historic Tree
To the south stands a mature red hawthorne tree, planted around 1930 under the direction of the Garden Clubs of Illinois to beautify the highways leading to Lincoln's New Salem. Several organizations, including the Civilian Conservation Corps, . . . — Map (db m57346) HM
70Indiana (Jennings County), North Vernon — 40.1999.1 — Muscatatuck Park
Side one: Opened 1921 as Indiana's fourth state park for its natural beauty and recreation potential. Named Vinegar Mills State Park after stone-cutting mill in park. Renamed Muscatatuck State Park 1922. Stone shelters and stairways, . . . — Map (db m45877) HM
71Indiana (St. Joseph County), New Carlisle — Rooted in Studebaker History
In 1926 the Studebaker Corporation purchased 850 acres from area farmers to develop an automobile proving ground. This same year, the Clubhouse was built for employee lodging, including a caretaker's apartment. The Clubhouse transformed over the . . . — Map (db m64814) HM
72Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 112 North 1st Avenuecirca 1874
T.S. Mardis constructed this building and most of the brick structures facing the square. Dry goods and boots and shoes were sold here in the 1880's. By the 1890's the first floor was a hardware store with a tin shop in the back. For the next 60 . . . — Map (db m72803) HM
73Iowa (Woodbury County), Sioux City — From Settlement to State ParkStone State Park
People have always been attracted to the loess Hills, with their rich natural resources and beautiful landscape. Native peoples, explorers, early settlers, and modern man have gathered across, settled upon, and enjoyed these lush lands. . . . — Map (db m136493) HM
74Kansas (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
75Kansas (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
76Kansas (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
77Kansas (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
78Kansas (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
79Kansas (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
80Kansas (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 Commission — Map (db m50236) HM
81Kansas (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
82Kansas (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
83Kansas (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
84Kansas (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
85Kansas (Geary County), Fort Riley — National Rifle Range1900-1992
This area encompasses a portion of the National Rifle Range. The idea for such a site originated with Congressional legislation in 1904. The Army's growing emphasis on marksmanship and the idea that Fort Riley was the geographical center of . . . — Map (db m74298) HM
86Kansas (Marion County), Marion — C.C.C. Worker
From 1933 to 1942 the Civilian Conservation Corps had more than 3.5 million enrollees, including 38,163 Kansas youth and veterans. The CCC left a legacy of improvements in our natural resources and infrastructure. This statue honors them for . . . — Map (db m60995) HM
87Kansas (Marion County), Marion — Marion County LakeEarthen Dam Completed June 21, 1937 — By Civilian Conservation Corp. —
Election held Nov. 6. 1934 - Camp moved in Feb. 3. 1936 - Plan approved Aug. 9. 1936 - Gate closed June 17. 1937 - First state fish Mar. 1938 - First county fish Apr. 20. 1938 - Lake level high elv. 133.3 June 24. 1938 - Gate opened Elev 127.3 Nov. . . . — Map (db m60997) HM
88Kansas (Marion County), Marion — Marion County Park & Lake
Marion County Park & Lake is the result of two FDR New Deal programs that were born during the 1930s depression. The Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration's goals were to put men to work and conserve our natural resources. . . . — Map (db m60994) HM
89Kansas (Morris County), Council Grove — Morris County 4-H Fairgrounds Circle of History
1821 • The Santa Fe Trail is first used by travelers throughout this area. 1827 • Big John Spring, now buried beneath the highway berm 100 ft. south, is discovered and named by George Sibley survey party. 1844 • John C. Fremont's party, . . . — Map (db m44996) HM
90Kansas (Stafford County), Hudson — Cultivating America’s Bread BasketAgriculture on the Prairie
When settlers came to the prairie in the 1870s, they learned from the land that grasses grew better than any other crop here. In 1874, Russian Mennonite immigrants brought seeds of Turkey Red winter wheat from the Russian steppes. Well . . . — Map (db m64254) HM
91Kansas (Stafford County), Quivira National Wildlife Refuge — A Brief History of the Growth of the National Wildlife Refuge System
1903 • Pelican Island established in Florida 1905 • Congress establishes the Wichita Mountains Forest and Game Preserve 1908 • National Bison Range established in Montana 1912 • National Elk Refuge established in Wyoming 1918 • . . . — Map (db m64274) HM
92Kentucky (Boone County), Walton — 2510 — Walton CCC Camp Bean Ridge
Side 1 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) company 3541 began here in July 1935 on a former ball park site owned by John L. Vest. Known as Camp Bean Ridge to the 200 men stationed here, it was 1 of 44 CCC camps in Kentucky In all, more . . . — Map (db m133269) HM
93Kentucky (Hickman County), Columbus — Polk's Firepower
This Model 1829 Cannon # 209 was affectionately called a "32-pounder". This simply means it shot a 32-pound, round iron shot. Most of the large cannons used at Forts DeRussy, Henry, Donelson, Pillow, and Island #10 were this size. Cast in 1839 at . . . — Map (db m37300) HM
94Kentucky (Hickman County), Columbus — The History of Columbus, Kentucky
Settlement and Early Growth The French explorers Marquette and Joliet first explored the area around Columbus in 1673. The French gave Columbus the name "Iron Banks," believing the color of the banks indicated the presence of iron. In 1783, . . . — Map (db m37014) HM
95Kentucky (Whitley County), Corbin — 2002 — CCC at Cumberland Falls
Some 80,000 Kentuckians served in Civilian Conservation Corps. Three camps located in area (Companies 509, 563, and 1578). All helped develop Cumberland Falls State Park, blazing foot trails, drawing maps, and erecting cabins. Men also built DuPont . . . — Map (db m9811) HM
96Kentucky (Whitley County), Corbin — 2002 — Civilian Conservation Corps
Roosevelt's New Deal included Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Begun in 1933, the Corps employed men throughout U.S. building roads and dams., and planting trees for flood control. Jobless boys ages 18-25 received three meals a day and usually . . . — Map (db m9812) HM
97Louisiana (Rapides Parish), Castor Plunge — Camp Packard - Company 1446
On June 28, 1933, Company 1446 of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) occupied Camp Packard (F-3) one mile south of this location near Castor Plunge. Camp Packard was the center of operations for tree planting, fire-fighting, road and bridge . . . — Map (db m136382) HM
98Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Sandy Hill — Civilian Conservation Corps
CCC planted these slash pine in 1939 in Kisatchie National Forest. CCC reforestation and construction of dams, roads, fire towers and recreation areas (1933-42) contributed to a rebirth in Vernon Parish's forest industry. — Map (db m125536) HM
99Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — CCC Headquarters
One of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal programs, the Civilian Conservation Corps hired unemployed young men during the Great Depression. The CCC provided training to men between the ages of 18 and 25 for work on conservation projects including . . . — Map (db m25390) HM
100Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Civilian Conservation Corps
This plaque was dedicated by Chapter 111 Alumni by former members of the Civilian Conservation Corps in memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the members, who served at this post and other C.C.C. camps in Maine and throughout the United States . . . — Map (db m50361) HM

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