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Calvin Carl Wahl

Huron, SD

1934, 2747, Camp Crook, DF-19 Member

On April 28, 1981, Calvin C. Wahl of Belle Fourche wrote:

"Company 2747 was formed at Nemo, SD, July 25, 1934. Members of the company were from the Brookings, Watertown, Huron, and Pierre areas. After the company had received its trucks and supplies it moved to Camp Crook. When we arrived there the only thing we had was a water well. We set up tents and started to build the camp. We had 24 inches of snow before we were able to move into the buildings.

"The camp was located just into South Dakota next to the Montana Border about 5 miles northwest of Camp Crook, in an area called Long Pines.

"On October 24, 1935, Company 2747 was moved to Fruitdale (Orman Dam). At that time it lost its company identification and that is the reason the 1935 history of the CCC did not include this company. The company that moved to Camp Crook when we left was from North Dakota.

"I was discharged November 6, 1935, as I had obtained a job at Buffalo, SD. The dates given here are the dates on my discharge." x

Calvin Carl Wahl was born on September 1, 1915. He died on October 12, 1996 at age 81. He was buried in Black Hills National Cemetery Section G Site 4940, Sturgis, Sd.

xDerschied, 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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