The CCC's Enduring Legacy

The CCC's Enduring Legacy (HM1CGO)

Location: Hot Springs, SD 57747 Custer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 33.388', W 103° 28.699'

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Wind Cave National Park

The Civilian Conservation Corps established a camp here during the Great Depression of the 1930s to make improvements to the park. This camp employed 200 men at a time and provided much needed jobs and training. Over an eight-year period, the young men helped build this visitor center, built concrete stairs in the cave, and helped sink the 212-foot elevator shaft. They also graded roadsides, planted trees, built trails, and served as fire lookouts. Besides room, board, and clothing, they received $30 a month, most of which was sent home to their families. Many of the buildings in this area are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places-a tribute to the CCC's enduring work.

(Inscription under the photo on the left side) The visitor center under construction in 1936
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 12:47am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 622905 N 4823737
Decimal Degrees43.55646667, -103.47831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 33.388', W 103° 28.699'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 33' 23.28" N, 103° 28' 41.94" W
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Area Code(s)605
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 222 Service Rd, Hot Springs SD 57747, US
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