CCC Company 210


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Civilian Conservation Corps and Quartz Mountain State Park
Altus, Blair, Granite, Mangum and Lone Wolf, Oklahoma.

This park was created between 1937 and 1939 by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps Company 210 the park surrounded by lake Lugert serves as an outdoor recreational facility and source of agricultural water.

About 150 young men lived in tents and worked on the park under the management of the U.S. Departments of the Army and Agriculture. They were paid $30 per month, of which $25 was sent home. They also received housing, food, medical, and dental care as well as educational benefits.

The CCC members built roads, trails, covered shelters, picnic tables, cabins, and landscaped the park. All facilities are still in use. Quartz State Lodge is located in the center of the park.

Company 2810 left a memorial to the service of its members in the form of this beautiful park which serves countless thousands of visitors each year.

Dedicated to the members of
CCC Company 2810
and the three million members
who served our nation
March 26, 1988
Oklahoma Civilian Conservation Corps
Alumni Association
and
Oklahoma Historical Society


Directions:

Marker located inside Quartz Mountain State Park on road to Quartz Mountain Lodge. Quartz Mountain State Park is located at intersection of U.S. 238/Highway 6 and Highway 44. North of Altus, Oklahoma.


34.85652, -99.33071
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Links:
  • Wikipedia: Civilian Conservation Corps
    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was created on March 31, 1933, in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first month in office. The CCC was an interdepartmental work and relief program that sent young, unemployed men from the cities to work on conservation projects in rural areas at a dollar a day. The CCC is credited with constructing many buildings and trails in state and national parks still treasured today, and other work related to land conservation, etc.
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  • www.cccalumni.org
    The Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni web site. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public works program that put over three million young men and adults to work during the Great Depression of the 1930's and 1940's in the United States.

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