“[Custer State Park] grew rapidly in the 1920s, acquired additional lands; during the 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corps made many park improvements. CCC men laid out campgrounds and picnic areas, built a massive park museum, miles of roads, sturdy bridges and a stone fire tower, but, most importantly, constructed three dams creating Stockade, Center and Legion Lakes, all of which provide for water-based recreation.”
–John R. Thune, “Custer State Park”
John Thune, "Custer State Park," Library of Congress: Local Legacies.
National Register of Historic Places, Multiple Property Documentation Form, "Federal Relief Construction in South Dakota, 1929-1941." Prepared by Michelle L. Dennis, September 1998.
Sanders, Peggy. The Civilian Conservation Corps: In and Around the Black Hills. Charleston SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2004.
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