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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 30,000 men served in the South Dakota corps between 1933 and 1942.

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Camps Map
Alcester
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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
located in city park of NE Alcester, SD
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American Island
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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
1 mi from Chamberlain, South Dakota.
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Badlands Interior
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43.748963-101.942317
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43° 44' 56.267" N101° 56' 32.341" W
1939, 11/01
near Interior, SD south of Cedar Pass.
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Badlands Wall
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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
about 20 miles SW of Wall, South Dakota
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Black Fox
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44.145687-103.843119
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44° 8' 44.473" N103° 50' 35.228" W
1939,
7.5 miles W, NW of Rochford, SD
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Calcite
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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
S of Tilford about 1-2 miles and about 18 miles south of Sturgis, SD
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Camp Crook
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45.654887-104.039079
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45°39'17.6"N104°02'20.7"W
1934, 07/29 - 1935, 10/24, 2747
1935, 10/24 - 1936, 10/14, 2765*
1937, 07/17, 2767*
F-19 (DF-19) Crook (Harding County) was 5-10 miles NW of Camp Crook, SD
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Canton
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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
1 mi S of Canton
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Crow Creek
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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
13 mi N of Chamberlain, SD
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Custer
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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
7 miles NW of Custer, SD
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Doran
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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
approx. 2 mi east of Custer, SD
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Doran
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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
approx. 2 mi east of Custer, SD
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Este
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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
(sometimes called Nemo) 2 miles south of Nemo, SD
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Farm Island
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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
6 mi E of Pierre, SD
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Fechner
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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
aprox. 3 miles east of Sturgis, SD
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Fechner
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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
aprox. 3 miles east of Sturgis, SD
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Hazelrodt
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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
8 miles south of Custer City, SD
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Hill City
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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
(Newton Lake) 4 miles northwest of Hill City, SD
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Horse Creek
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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
about 2 miles west of Hwy 385 and Horse Creek Rd, SD
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Huron
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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
The camp was located on the state fairgrounds on the west edge of Huron.
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Jewel Cave
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43.7376-103.846232
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43° 44' 15.360" N103° 50' 46.435" W
1935
Just west of the Jewel Cave ranger cabin and acros the road in Hell Canyon
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La Creek Refuge
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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**
about 22 miles NE of Merriman, NE
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Lake Andes
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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.
.75 mi E of Lake Andes, SD
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Lake Kampeska
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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
2 mi NW of Watertown, SD
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Lake Poinsett
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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
9 miles E of Lake Norden, SD
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Lightning Creek
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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
9 mi W of Custer and approx. 4 miles east of Jewel Cave National Monument.
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Lodge
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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, 1793
approx. 13 mi NE of Custer
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Mayo
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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***
1 mile S of Sanator, SD which is south of Custer, SD
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Mystic
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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
about 4 miles south of Mystic, SD
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Narrows
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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
Camp Narrows was located in Custer State Park.
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Oreville
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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**
about 5 mi S of Hill City, SD
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Orman Dam
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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
(DBR-2), (Fruitdale) 12 miles NE of Belle Fourche, SD
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Pactola
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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
2 miles west of the village of Pactola
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Park Creek
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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
(Galena) SW of Sturgis, SE of Deadwood, SD
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Pine Creek
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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
Camp SP-1 was located 1 mile west and 1 mile north of Mount Rushmore, among the pine-covered hills of Pine Creek Canyon.
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Presho
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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
In city park at SW corner of Presho
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Rochford
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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
near the mining town of Rochford
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Rockerville
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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
13 miles SW of Rapid City
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Roubaix
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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
16 mi SE of Deadwood
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Sand Lake
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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
(Columbia) 8 mi N of Columbia, SD
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Savoy
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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
22 mi S of Spearfish, SD
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Sheridan
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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
6 mi NE of Hill City, SD
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Summit
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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**
Camp Summit Peak was 24 mi NE of Newcastle, WY.
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Tigerville
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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
Camp Tigerville was located approximately 8 miles NW from Hill City, SD on Deerfield Road.
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Tom Berry
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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
3 Mi SE of Belvidere, SD
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Wind Cave
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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
10 mi N Hot Springs, South Dakota
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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.