Civilian Conservation Corps -- Ft Abraham Lincoln SP, nr Mandan ND
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 46° 45.970 W 100° 50.792
14T E 359006 N 5180835
Quick Description: A North Dakota historic marker commemorates the contributions of the Civilian Conservation Corps across the state
Location: North Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 1/22/2014 5:00:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMJZQ0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Waywizard
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Long Description:
This marker is next to a heroic statue of a Civilian Conservation Corps enrollee. The marker is a bronze plaque affixed to a boulder that reads as follows:

"CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS

“The Worker” commemorates the valuable contributions of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) across this great country during the years 1933-1943. That Depression-era decade was a critical period in American history, The CCC played a major role putting people back to work performing jobs on public works projects.

Single, unemployed males ages 18-25 were eligible to enlist in the CCC. They were paid $30 per month, of which $5 could be kept and the remaining $25 sent home to their parents. These young men developed state parks, city and county parks, national parks, and wildlife refuges, restored historic structures, built bridges, planted trees to stop erosion, built roads and community structures, and much, much more across North Dakota.

Over 32,000 young North Dakota men were enrolled in the CCC, serving in the state and across the nation. Few other such groups have accomplished so much for our country. We owe a great debt of gratitude to these young men for their commitment and contributions."
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