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CCC Camps in South Dakota

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in South Dakota had over 50 camps and side camps. Over 23,000 men served in the corp between 1933 and 1942.

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Alcester Alcester SCS-3 located in city park of NE Alcester, SD Closed: 1942, Sep
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43.0252666-96.62805
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43° 1' 30.960" N96° 37' 40.980" W

1934, 08/03 - 1934, 10/01, 2746

1935, 06/27 - 1941, 2746

1942, 4725V

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American Island American Island SP-5 1 mi from Chamberlain, South Dakota. Closed: 1937, Fall (1941-SCS-1)
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43.8159-99.32736
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43° 47' 10.486" N99° 20' 19.907" W

1935, 06/26 - 1937, Fall, 4725V

1938, Reopened as Camp SCS-1 to November of 1941

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Badlands Interior Badlands Interior NP-3 near Interior, SD south of Cedar Pass. Closed: 1942, 03/25
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43.748963-101.942317
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43° 44' 56.267" N101° 56' 32.341" W

1939, 11/01

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Badlands Wall Badlands Wall NP-2 about 20 miles SW of Wall, South Dakota Closed: 1941, Fall
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43.907129-102.419298
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43°54'25.7"N102°25'09.5"W

1939, 11/01 - 1941, Fall, 2754

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Black Fox Black Fox F-25 7.5 miles W, NW of Rochford, SD date closed unknown.
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44.145687-103.843119
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44° 8' 44.473" N103° 50' 35.228" W

1939,

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Calcite Calcite F-17 S of Tilford about 1-2 miles and about 18 miles south of Sturgis, SD Closed: 1935, 10/21
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44.283999-103.425368
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44° 17' 2.396" N103° 25' 31.325" W

1933, 10/16 - 1935, 10/21, 1784V

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Camp Crook Camp Crook F-19 F-19 (DF-19) Crook (Harding County) was 5-10 miles NW of Camp Crook, SD Closed: 1937
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45.575025-104.030073
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45°34'30.1"N104°01'48.3"W

1934, 07/29 - 1935, 10/24, 2747

1935, 10/24 - 1936, 10/14, 2765*

1937, 07/17, 2767*

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Canton Canton DPE-209 1 mi S of Canton Closed: 1934, 10/01
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43.288776-96.58893
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43° 17' 19.594" N96° 35' 20.148" W

1934, 07/31 - 1934, 10/01, 2749

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Crow Creek Crow Creek SCS-1 13 mi N of Chamberlain, SD Closed: 1938, May
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43.976094-99.298686
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43° 58' 33.938" N99° 17' 55.270" W

1934, 07/31 - 1934, 10/20, 2753

1934, 10/20 - 1935, 05/25, 2740

1935, 05/25 - 1938, May, 4726

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Custer Custer F-12 7 miles NW of Custer, SD Closed: 1941-42
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43.807968-103.717156
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43° 48' 28.685" N103° 43' 1.762" W

1933, 06/13 - 1937, Spr, 1791

1939, 762

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Doran Doran F-23 approx. 2 mi east of Custer, SD Closed: 1939
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43.765039-103.514233
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43° 45' 54.140" N103° 30' 51.239" W

1937, July, 757**

1938 - 1939, 762**

Operated as SP-2 1933-1936

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Doran Doran SP-2 approx. 2 mi east of Custer, SD Closed: 1937, 04/08
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43.765039-103.514233
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43° 45' 54.140" N103° 30' 51.239" W

1933, 06/17 - 1935, 10/21, 1795

1936, 01/06 - 1937, 04/08, 2766

Closed but reopened as F-23

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Este Este F-3 (sometimes called Nemo) 2 miles south of Nemo, SD Closed: 1942, 07/28
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44.173202-103.495213
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44° 10' 23.527" N103° 29' 42.767" W

1933, 05/18 - 1941, 789

1941 - 1942, 07/28, 2759V

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Farm Island Farm Island S-207 6 mi E of Pierre, SD Closed: 1937, 09/30
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44.337509-100.274842
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44° 20' 15.032" N100° 16' 29.431" W

1933, 10/23 - 1934, Oct, 796

1934, Oct - 1937, 09/30, 2756

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Fechner Fechner D-Army-1 aprox. 3 miles east of Sturgis, SD Closed: 1942, Jul
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44.41185-103.482544
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44° 24' 42.660" N103° 28' 57.158" W

1934, 07/20 - 1935, 10/31, 2758

1935, 10/31 - 1936, Spr, Headquarters Co.

Closed as D-Army-1 Spr 1936 and reopened as SCS-6

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Fechner Fechner SCS-6 aprox. 3 miles east of Sturgis, SD Closed: 1942
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44.41185-103.482544
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44° 24' 42.660" N103° 28' 57.158" W

1936, 10/15 - 1942, Sum, 2765

1942, Spr - 1942, 07/27, 4725V

Operate as D-Army-1 during 1934-35

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Hazelrodt Hazelrodt F-11 8 miles south of Custer City, SD Closed: 1936, 01/06
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43.714354-103.513101
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43°42'51.7"N103°30'47.2"W

1933, 05/20 - 1935, 10/30, 790

1935, 10/30 - 1936, 01/06, 2766

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Hill City Hill City F-9 (Newton Lake) 4 miles northwest of Hill City, SD Closed: 1936, July
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43.9649-103.610816
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43° 57' 53.640" N103° 36' 38.938" W

1933, 06/05 - 1936, 5/25, 793

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Horse Creek Horse Creek F-2 about 2 miles west of Hwy 385 and Horse Creek Rd, SD Closed: 1935, 05/25
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44.00448-103.53849
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44° 0' 16.128" N103° 32' 18.564" W

1933, 05/22 - 1934, 04/30, 791

1934, 07/29 - 1935, 10/21/, 2752

1935, 10/21/ - 36, 2761* transferred to Logan, UT

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Huron Huron SCS-4 The camp was located on the state fairgrounds on the west edge of Huron. Closed: 1941, Fall
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44.3633-98.2301
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44° 21' 47.9" N98°13'48.4" W

1935, 10/31 - 1937, 2770*

1938 - 1941, 4725V

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Jewel Cave Jewel Cave NP-1 Just west of the Jewel Cave ranger cabin and acros the road in Hell Canyon Closed: 1941
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43.7376-103.846232
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43° 44' 15.360" N103° 50' 46.435" W

1935

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La Creek Refuge La Creek Refuge BF-3 about 22 miles NE of Merriman, NE Closed: 1939, Fall?
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43.215183-101.5129
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43° 12' 54.659" N101° 30' 46.440" W

1937, 05/10 - 1939, 4723**

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Lake Andes Lake Andes DSE-204 .75 mi E of Lake Andes, SD Closed: 1935
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43.15139838453586-98.54614875604904
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43° 9' 5.034" N98° 32' 46.136" W

1933, Nebraska Co.

1934, 07/31 - 1934, 11/01, 2759V

1935, Nebraska Co.

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Lake Kampeska Lake Kampeska 2 mi NW of Watertown, SD Closed: 1933, 10/15
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44.91670312565809-97.14729700868318
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44° 55' 0.131" N97° 8' 50.269" W

1933, 07/13 - 1933, 10/15, 1784V

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Lake Poinsett Lake Poinsett DSE-224 9 miles E of Lake Norden, SD Closed: 1934, 10/19
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44.602694-97.054913
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44° 36' 9.698" N97° 3' 17.687" W

1934, 08/04 - 1934, 10/19, 2751

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Lightning Creek Lightning Creek F-14 9 mi W of Custer and approx. 4 miles east of Jewel Cave National Monument. Closed: 1941-42
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43.74105-103.7441
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43° 44' 27.780" N103° 44' 38.760" W

1933, 10/17 - 1934, 04/30, 1783V*

1934, 04/30 -1941, 791

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Lodge Lodge SP-4 approx. 13 mi NE of Custer Closed: 1942, 07/30
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43.807261-103.428818
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43° 48' 26.140" N103° 25' 43.745" W

1934, 07/16 - 1935, 10/31, 2755

1935, 10/31 - 1936, 01/13, 795*

1936, 04/27 - 1942, 07/30, 793

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Mayo Mayo F-13 1 mile S of Sanator, SD which is south of Custer, SD Closed: 1936, 01/14
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43.688645-103.615684
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43° 41' 19.122" N103° 36' 56.462" W

1933, 06/17 - 1934, 10/20, 1792

1935, 10/20 - 1936, 01/14, 1764***

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Mystic Mystic F-1 about 4 miles south of Mystic, SD Closed: 1938, 01/06?
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44.034849-103.666303
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44° 2' 5.456" N103° 39' 58.691" W

1933, 06/29 - 1934, 10/20, 760**

1934, 10/30 - 1935, 11/01/, 2753

1935, 11/01 - 1936, 01/20, 2763*

1936, 01/20 - 1937,1790

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Narrows Narrows SP-3 Camp Narrows was located in Custer State Park. Closed: 1941, 10/01
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43.71795009369911-103.4889598268199
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43° 43' 4.620" N103° 29' 20.255" W

1934, 07/16 - 1941, 10/01, 2757

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Oreville Oreville F-16 about 5 mi S of Hill City, SD Closed: 1937
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43.8688-103.6224
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43° 52' 37.849" N103° 37' 38.994" W

1933, 10/28 - 1934, 10/21, 766*

1934, 10/21 - 1935, 10/27, 2751

1935, 10/27 - 1936, 2760*

1937, 756**

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Orman Dam Orman Dam BR-2 (DBR-2), (Fruitdale) 12 miles NE of Belle Fourche, SD Closed: 1942, 05/18
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44.688974-103.664001
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44° 41' 20.306" N103° 39' 50.404" W

1934, 07/18 - 1942, Spr, 2750

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Pactola Pactola F-4 2 miles west of the village of Pactola Closed: 1940-42
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44.069241-103.483316
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44° 4' 9.268" N103° 28' 59.938" W

1933, 06/08 - 1935, Oct

1936, 05/25 -1940, 2748

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Park Creek Park Creek F-20 (Galena) SW of Sturgis, SE of Deadwood, SD Closed: 1942, Apr
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44.337715-103.595241
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44° 20' 15.774" N103° 35' 42.868" W

1934, 11/02 - 1941, 2759V

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Pine Creek Pine Creek SP-1 Camp SP-1 was located 1 mile west and 1 mile north of Mount Rushmore, among the pine-covered hills of Pine Creek Canyon. Closed: 1936, 04/27
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43.894-103.47975
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43° 53' 44.047" N103° 29' 0.925" W

1933, 06/12 - 1936, 04/27, 1793

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Presho Presho SCS-2 In city park at SW corner of Presho Closed: 1938, 10/15
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43.912247-100.199825
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43° 54' 44.089" N100° 11' 59.370" W

1934, 08/01 - 1934, 10/21, 2756

1935, 758** 2770*

1936, 08/28 - 1936, 10/15, 2737**

1938, May - Oct, 4726

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Rochford Rochford F-5 near the mining town of Rochford Closed: 1936, 01/20
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44.12269373131301-103.7299459611292
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44° 7' 21.697" N103° 43' 47.805" W

1933, 06/09 - 1936, 1790

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Rockerville Rockerville F-10 13 miles SW of Rapid City Closed: 1935, 10/18
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43.948066-103.382439
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43° 57' 18.626" N103° 22' 10.331" W

1933, 06/16 - 1935, Spr, 1794

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Roubaix Roubaix F-6 16 mi SE of Deadwood Closed: 1941, 09/15
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44.199795-103.660782
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44° 11' 59.262" N103° 39' 38.815" W

1933, 06/03 - 1935, Spr, 792

1935, Spr-Fall, 2759V

1935, Fall, 792

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Sand Lake Sand Lake BF-2 (Columbia) 8 mi N of Columbia, SD Closed: 1939, Spr?
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45.726435-98.311014
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45° 43' 35.166" N98° 18' 39.650" W

1935, 06/28 - 1939, Spr, 2749

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Savoy Savoy F-18 22 mi S of Spearfish, SD Closed: 1935, 10/15
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44.338181-103.963093
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44°20'17.4"N103°57'47.1"W

1934, 10/15 - 1935, 05/15, 756*

1935, 05/15 - 1935, Oct, 792

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Sheridan Sheridan F-24 6 mi NE of Hill City, SD Closed: 1942, 07/30
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43.974905-103.450284
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43° 58' 29.658" N103° 27' 1.022" W

1939, 6/13 - 1942, 762

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Summit Summit F-18 Camp Summit Peak was 24 mi NE of Newcastle, WY. Closed: 1937, June
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43.853918-104.052569
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43° 51' 14.105" N104° 3' 9.248" W

1934, 05/10 - 1934, 10/31, 791

1935, Spr - 1935, 10/18, 1794

1936, Spr - Fall, 1791

1937, 06/01 - July, 757**

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Tigerville Tigerville F-15 Camp Tigerville was located approximately 8 miles NW from Hill City, SD on Deerfield Road. Closed: 1942, 07/28
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43.9953-103.696
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43° 59' 32.814" N103° 41' 32.360" W

1933, 10/27 - 1934, 04/21, 765*

1934, 04/21 - 1934, 10/21, 757**

1934, 10/21 - 1936, 05/25, 2748

1936, 05/25 - 1942, 793xx

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Tom Berry Tom Berry DSE-212 3 Mi SE of Belvidere, SD Closed: 1934, 10/20
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43.798015-101.249557
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43°47'52.9"N101°14'58.4"W

1934, 07/31 - 1934, 10/20, 2748

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Wind Cave Wind Cave NP-1 10 mi N Hot Springs, South Dakota Closed: 1939, 11/01
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43.520936-103.475915
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43° 31' 15.370" N103° 28' 33.294" W

1934, 07/16 - 1939, 11/01, 2754

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This "CCC" project is part of a larger one that will undoubtedly never be completed. Some 23,000 plus workers served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in South Dakota. This project core has been adopted from the project started by Otto Bochman utilizing several sources and visiting the majority of CCC campsites. Early on Peggy Sanders shared information that she had gathered. 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.

Lyle Derschied's "The Civilian Conservation Corps in South Dakota, 1933-1942" was an invaluable resource.

Derschied, Lyle A. "The Civilian Conservation Corps in South Dakota, 1933-1942." Brookings, SD, South Dakota State University Foundation Press, 1986. No longer in print. Available at some libraries but may not be checked-out.

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