Conservation Was Our Middle Name
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 16.801 W 124° 06.524
10T E 411527 N 4903572
This history sign is located along a trail in the Cape Perpetua Area.
Waymark Code: WMJ6P2
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/02/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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This sign is located along the Captain Cook Trail.

Marker Name: Conservation Was Our Middle Name

Marker Text: The site where you are standing was one of the many Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps established during the Depression. Imagine this area with no trees, just lots of buildings including four bunk houses, a mess hall, recreation room, infirmary, etc. You can still see some of the rock walls that were built to beautify the area.
Within his first 100 days in office, President Franklin D. Roosevelt initiated many programs to pull this nation out of the Depression. CCC was one of these “back to work” programs, and in May 1933, about 200 “CCC boys,” 17-21 years of age, were sent here to build Cape Creek Camp.
Single boys joined the CCC to learn, work, and support their families. Each enrollee received only $5 of the $30 they earned each month. The rest was sent home. A tour of duty usually lasted six months but could be extended for up to two years. The hard work and structured days made transition into military service an easy one for many of the enrollees.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Trail

Region: Coast

County: Lincoln

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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