Scott Lake CCC CampCCC Archival Photo, used with permission of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
“The Civilian Conservation Corps played an important role in helping establish the Nicolet National Forest as a viable and productive area…
CCC enrollees working on the Nicolet Forest performed many duties, including forest fire control, tree planting, road construction, recreation area construction and maintenance, installation of telephone lines, fish and wildlife habitat improvement, timber stand improvement and surveying. Much of the work done by the CCC is still evident today. Many roads, recreation areas, ranger stations, the Trees for Tomorrow training center and countless timber plantations exist because of the corpsmen’s hard work.
At the peak of the CCC program, the Nicolet Forest had 22 camps, with about 200 enrollees per camp. The Army was responsible for the enrollees’ housing, clothing, feeding, and medical care. The Forest Service, in turn, was in charge of the work program and furnishing supervision, materials and the necessary equipment for carrying out the projects. The Forest Service’s camp organization consisted of a camp superintendent, three to six foresters, three to four construction foremen and two to three sub-foremen. The Army also had an educational advisor on their staff who set up evening classes. Forest Service personnel would teach classes several evenings a week.
After the CCC program had been in operation for awhile, Congress authorized the establishment of camps for World War I veterans. Phelps Camp on the Nicolet Forest was a veteran’s camp.
CCC CAMPS ON THE NICOLET NATIONAL FOREST
|Virgin Lake||F-1||S31, T39N, R12E||Argonne|
|Nine Mile||F-2||S35, T40N, R11E||Phelps|
|Pine River||F-8||S30, T39N, R13E||Argonne|
|Scott Lake||F-9 Co. 645||S22, T38N, R12E||Argonne|
|Mountain||F-19||S4, T31N, R16E||Oconto—Lakewood|
|Blackwell||F-34||S9, T35N, R15E||Peshtigo|
|Cavour||F-39||S15, T36N, R15E||Peshtigo|
|Rainbow||F-40||S10, T40N, R16E||Florence|
|Phelps||F-26 Co. 1680||S27, T42N, R11E||Phelps|
|Alvin||F-27||S3, T40N, R13E||Phelps|
|Long Lake||F-29||S31, T39N, R15E||Florence|
|Boot Lake||F-30||S8, T32N, R15E||Oconto—Lakewood|
|Trump Lake||F-28||S16, T34N, R16E||Oconto—Lakewood|
|Double Bend||F-41||S32, T38N, R15E||Argonne|
|Himley Lake||F-45||S9, T34N, R14E||Peshtigo|
|Newald||F-102||S26, T38N, R15E||Florence|
|Section Eleven||F-||S11,T39N, R12E||Argonne|
|Lily Pad||F-||S22, T40N, R14E||Phelps|
|Wolf River||F-||S28, T31N, R15E||Oconto-Lakewood|
|Bear Paw||F-||S22, T31N, R17E||Oconto—Lakewood|
|Dream||F-||S34, T40N, R15E||Florence|
|Lakewood||F-||S36, T33N, R16E||Oconto—Lakewood|
|Thunder River||F-||S16, T33N, R17E||Oconto—Lakewood|
http://www.foresthistory.org/ASPNET/Publications/region/9/nicolet/chap4.htm Images at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/
Project originally submitted by Erin TerBeek on October 31, 2012.
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