The CCC and Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - Lawton, Oklahoma
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 34° 42.630 W 098° 37.398
14S E 534495 N 3841003
Quick Description: This beautiful granite marker sits here at the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2010 3:52:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM8J1Z
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 17

Long Description:
The marker's narrative reads:

Civilian Conservation Corps
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
1933 - 1944

The Civilian Conservation Corps was organized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression. The program provided useful employment for nearly three million young men ages 17 to 26 and served to enhance and preserve our nation's natural resources. The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge was fortunate to have hosted three CCC Companies: Camp 812 - Buffalo Springs; Camp 859 - Panther Creek; and Camp 870 - Elm Island.

Under management of U.S. Army personel, work projectrs on the Refuge credited to these camps included dams, roads, buildings, fences, trails, and many of the recreational facilities still in use today. For their work, corpsmen were paid $30 per month, of which $25 was sent home to their families in an effort to relieve the burdens arising from the depression. They were provided housing, food, medical and dental care as well as educational training. The CCC Program improved the lives of those who worked on the many conservation and recreational projects on the Refuge. Their unparalleled accomplishements in preserving this irreplaceable, natural resource stand as permanent symbols to the dedication and productivity of the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

In grateful recognition of their service,
This memorial has been presented to
CCC Companies 812, 859 and 870
April 14, 1990
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
United States Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service

County: Comanche County

Record Address::
Wichita Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
Indiahoma, OK USA

Web site if available: [Web Link]

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Date Erected: April 14, 1990

Sponsor (Who put it there): Wichita Wildlife Refuge - Department of Interior

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