Civilian Conservation Camp Corp ~ Camp SP - 3 Custer
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N 43° 43.081 W 103° 29.331
13T E 621728 N 4841663
Quick Description: The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program for young men established in March 1933 during President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first hundred days in office
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 8/9/2006 11:40:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMKJC
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Long Description:
It was part of the New Deal designed to combat the poverty and unemployment of the Great Depression. The CCC became one of the most popular New Deal programs among the general public. The young men did heavy construction work and did not receive any training. The Indian Division was a major relief agency for Indian reservations.

Work was supervised by Custer State Park and the National Park Service including quelling forest fires, building a stone lookout and rangers quarters on Mt. Coolidge, 25 miles of minor roads and 70 miles of telephone line. 11 miles of boudary fence, 20 bridges and a park custodian log house and barn. The ccc constructed the 14 room Blue Bell lodge and a dozen cabins. They develped 5 springs with water tanks for bison. The developed Canyon Lake Park and fish hatchery in Rapid City.
Marker Name: Civilian Conservation Corps Camp SP -3

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text: Not listed

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