Civilian Conservation Corp Camp F - 14
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N 43° 44.459 W 103° 44.652
13T E 601119 N 4843871
Quick Description: The ccc was a federal relief program during 1933 -1942 that gave jobless men work renovating abused lands.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 8/11/2006 7:59:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMKQZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 28

Long Description:
The Army built 48 200-man camps in South Dakota and provided food, clothing, medical care, pay and programs of education, recreation and religion for 23, 709 enrollees. Enrollees were single men aged 17 - 25 who sent $25 of their $30 wage to their families, and war veterans. Camps and work projects were supervised by another 2834 men. The office of Indian Affairs ran smaller units for 4554 American Indians.
Camp F-14 was part of a national ccc program to renovate forests and build more recreation areas. Work projects included tree thinning, pruning and planting, fire prevention and suppression, rodent, disease and insect control, grazing land improvements and recreation area development. Veterans from North Dakota and Iowa devoted most of their time to camp improvement and tree thinning. Company 791 operated sidecamps at Drew and Summit Peak ranger stations, sompton Spring, Billy Hay Pen and Freeland Wells. CC's dug wells, built cattle guards and drift fences and develped springs on grazing land, erected erosion control dams and spread grasshopper bait on thousands of acres.

Marker Name: Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text: Not listed

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