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The Civilian Conservation Corps
(CCC) in South Dakota

CCC Map

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in South Dakota included between 70 and 80 camps. Over 20,000 men served in the corp between 1933 and 1941.

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CCC Camps in South Dakota

Alcester Camp: Alcester DPE-211, SCS-3
Company #(s): 1934-1940: 2746, 1941: 4725V Opened: 1934-08-03
Closed: 1941 Post Office: Alcester Rail Stop: Alcester
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American Island Camp: American Island SP-5, SCS-7
Company #(s): 1935-37: 4725V, 1938-41: 4726 Opened: 1935-6-26
Closed: 1941 Post Office: Chamberlain Rail Stop: Chamberlain
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Badlands Camp: Badlands NP-3, NP-2
Company #(s): 2754 Opened: 1939-11-01
Closed: 1942-03-25 Post Office: Interior Rail Stop: Interior
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Badlands Camp: Badlands NP-2
Company #(s): 1939-41: 2754 Opened: 1939-11-1
Closed: 1941 Post Office: Wall Rail Stop: Wall
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no image Camp: Black Fox F-25
Company #(s): Opened: 1939
Closed:  Post Office: unknown Rail Stop: unknown
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no image Camp: Calcite F-17
Company #(s): 1933-34: 1784V Opened: 1933-10-16
Closed: 1935-10-21 Post Office: Tilford Rail Stop: Tilford
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Canton Camp: Canton DPE-209
Company #(s): 1934: 2749 Opened: 1934-07-31
Closed: 1934-10-01 Post Office: Canton Rail Stop: Canton
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no image Camp: Crow Creek DSE-205, SCS-1, SCS-5
Company #(s): 1934: 2753, 1935: 2740, 4726, 1936: 4726, 774, 1937: 4726, 2770, 2765, 1938: 4726 Opened: 1934-07-31
Closed: 1938 Post Office: Chamberlain Rail Stop: Chamberlain
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no image Camp: Custer F-12
Company #(s): 1933-37: 1791, 1940-41: 762 Opened: 1933-06-13
Closed: 1941 Post Office: Custer Rail Stop: Custer
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Doran Camp: Doran S-2, SP-2, F-23
Company #(s): 1933-35: 1795, 1936-38: 757, 2766, 1938-39: 762 Opened: 1933-06-17
Closed: 1937-04-08 Post Office: Custer Rail Stop: Custer
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Este Camp: Este F-3
Company #(s): 1933: 789, 1942: 2759V Opened: 1933-05-18
Closed: 1942-07-28 Post Office: Piedmont Rail Stop: Nemo
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Farm Island Camp: Farm Island SE-207, S-207
Company #(s): 1933-34: 796, 1934-37: 2756 Opened: 1933-10-23
Closed: 1937-09-30 Post Office: Pierre Rail Stop: Pierre
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Fechner Camp: Fechner SCS-6
Company #(s): 1934: 2758, 1935: Hdqtrs Co Opened: 1934-07-20
Closed: 1936 Post Office: Fort Meade Rail Stop: Sturgis
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French Creek Camp: French Creek SP-3
Company #(s): 2757 Opened: 1934-07-28
Closed: 1941-10-01 Post Office: Custer Rail Stop: Custer
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no image Camp: Harding County DF-19, F-19
Company #(s): 1934-35: 2747, 1935: 2747, 2765, 1935-36: 2765, 1937: 2767 Opened: 1934-07-29date closed not known. Rail Stop: Belle Fourche
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Hazelrodt Camp: Hazelrodt F-11
Company #(s): 1933-35: 790, 1935-36: 2766 Opened: 1933-05-20
Closed: 1936-01-06 Post Office: Custer Rail Stop: Custer
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This "CCC" project is part of a larger one that will undoubtedly never be completed. Some 20,000 plus workers served in the Civilian Conservation Corp. Some of those workers spent time at Mount Rushmore and it is that fact that sparked the interest in the "New Deal" program initiated by FDR. The plan was to focus only on those that contributed, in some way, to the Memorial project. It has since grown to include all of the CCC camp locations and the entire roster of workers.

The resources for the project include many references and several individuals. As we continue the work (well we can hardly call it work) we will make note of those resources and individuals. Peggy Sanders must be mentioned. Her extensive work on the CCC, her book(s) and her contribution to the Museum in Hill City have been most important in reaching this point in our project.