CCC Camp - Medora, ND
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
N 46° 54.767 W 103° 31.403
13T E 612442 N 5196530
Quick Description: A brief history of a Civilian Conservation Corps camps near Medora, North Dakota.
Location: North Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 7/12/2014 12:09:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMM31Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 9

Long Description:
Along Pacific Avenue in Medora, North Dakota, a series of three historical markers provided by the Preserve America Grant program describe three very diverse topics pertaining to the history of Medora.

The western-most sign describes the history of several Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the area.

The sign reads as follows:

The Civilian Conservation Corps was a peacetime "army" if civilians between 1933 and 1941 which served to create jobs for unemployed men and to protect natural resources. Two CCC camps were located near Medora.

In 1934 the CCC camp of Company 2767 was established on the west bank of the Little Missouri River in what is now the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Two other camps were established in what is now the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. One of those, Company 2772, was moved to the Park's South Unit on the east bank of the river in 1939. It remained at this location until the camp's closing in 1941, when the CCC presence in the badlands ended.

In North Dakota, the CCC established wildlife refuges, developed state and municipal parks, built irrigation systems and constructed dams for flood control and wildlife habitat. A total of 32,7764 men participated in the CCC in North Dakota.

CCC enrollees were paid $30 per month. The men could spend $5 to $8 per month on entertainment and personal needs. The remainder was sent home to their families.

North Dakota CCC companies were frequently transferred both within the state and out of state. The number of camps varied from year to year, depending upon appropriations to the program. North Dakota averaged eight camps per year.
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