CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS CAMP
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hooahextreme
N 44° 12.493 W 103° 39.223
13T E 607559 N 4895880
Quick Description: Metal historical sign along road.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 6/12/2012 8:27:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMEM7V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 5

Long Description:
Camp F-6 (Roubaix): 100 yards N of Lake entrance: W of road. Companies: 792--6/3/33-5/15/35: 10/18/35 6/1/40: 10/1/40-10/11/41: 2759V - (Detachment from Park Creek)--5/15/35-10/18/35.

The Civilian Conservation Corps was a Federal work-relief program during the Great Depression. From 1933 to 1942, the CCC provided work for 31,097 jobless men in South Dakota--about 22,000 enrollees (single men aged 17-25), about 1,700 veterans, 4,554 American Indians and 2,834 supervisors. The U.S. Army provided 200 man camps, food, clothing, medical care and pay, and educational, recreational and religious programs. The Office of Indian Affairs provided similar services for units on Indian Reservations.

The U.S. Forest Service supervised Camp F-6. The work of Company 792 included tree thinning, pruning and planting; fire prevention and suppression; rodent and insect control; grazing land improvement; and recreational developement. Enrollees removed dead and diseased growth, built fire trails and removed flamable debris from hundreds of acres. They developed scores of springs, built stock dams and fences, and constructed Roubaix Dam along with a beach, swimming area, bath house and campgroung. The detachment of WWI Veterans in Company 2759V built residences in Deadwood for the forest supervisor and assistant.
Marker Name: CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS CAMP F-6

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
Camp F-6 (Roubaix): 100 yards N of Lake entrance: W of road. Companies: 792--6/3/33-5/15/35: 10/18/35 6/1/40: 10/1/40-10/11/41: 2759V - (Detachment from Park Creek)--5/15/35-10/18/35. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a Federal work-relief program during the Great Depression. From 1933 to 1942, the CCC provided work for 31,097 jobless men in South Dakota--about 22,000 enrollees (single men aged 17-25), about 1,700 veterans, 4,554 American Indians and 2,834 supervisors. The U.S. Army provided 200 man camps, food, clothing, medical care and pay, and educational, recreational and religious programs. The Office of Indian Affairs provided similar services for units on Indian Reservations. The U.S. Forest Service supervised Camp F-6. The work of Company 792 included tree thinning, pruning and planting; fire prevention and suppression; rodent and insect control; grazing land improvement; and recreational developement. Enrollees removed dead and diseased growth, built fire trails and removed flamable debris from hundreds of acres. They developed scores of springs, built stock dams and fences, and constructed Roubaix Dam along with a beach, swimming area, bath house and campgroung. The detachment of WWI Veterans in Company 2759V built residences in Deadwood for the forest supervisor and assistant.


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