Wind Cave National ParkThe 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.
|Placed By||National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 12:47am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 622905 N 4823737|
|Decimal Degrees||43.55646667, -103.47831667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 33.388', W 103° 28.699'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 33' 23.28" N, 103° 28' 41.94" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 222 Service Rd, Hot Springs SD 57747, US|
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