The Civilian Conservation Corps

The Civilian Conservation Corps (HMHKZ)

Location: Oregonia, OH 45054 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 23.973', W 84° 5.584'

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The Civilian Conservation Corps of Fort Ancient

Side A: The Civilian Conservation Corps
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the federal government established the Civilian Conservation Corps, known as the CCC or triple C's under the direction of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal program. Nearly three and a half million men between the ages of 18-25 were employed throughout the nine-year program and worked on projects that included road construction, flood control, reforestation, and soil erosion prevention and creating state and local parks. The CCC had other names like "Roosevelt's Tree Army," "Tree Troopers," and "Soil Soldiers." CCC workers were paid $30 a month for a forty-hour workweek, with $25 of the salary being sent back to the workers' homes. The CCC remained in effect until 1942 after the Great Depression had ended and unemployment was down due to the creation of jobs associated with World War II.
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Side B: The Civilian Conservation Corps of Fort Ancient
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Work on constructing Camp Fort Ancient, SP-13, began in September 1933 in the activity field south of this historical marker and was completed in December. Company 588 consisted of up to 210 African American men from Ohio, and since the Civilian Conservation Corp was organized in military fashion, the men were led by a captain, infantry reserve officer, Marine Corps Reserve captain, and Fort Ancient Reserve second lieutenant. In 1935, the National Parks Service added a lieutenant from the infantry and an educational advisor. A total of 56 projects were completed by the time the camp was dismantled in October 1935. Some of the projects included the stone shelter house, latrines, tree planting, overlooks, and grill shelters all of which are still visible today and are lasting legacies of the Corps' work.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number9-83
Year Placed2007
Placed ByFort Ancient State Memorial and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 750315 N 4365148
Decimal Degrees39.39955000, -84.09306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 23.973', W 84° 5.584'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 23' 58.38" N, 84° 5' 35.04" W
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Area Code(s)937, 513
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109 Unnamed Road, Oregonia OH 45054, US
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