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Burned trucks after garage fire at CCC camp 2772 near Watford City, N.D.
Burned trucks after garage fire at CCC camp 2772 near Watford City, N.D.
TitleBurned trucks after garage fire at CCC camp 2772 near Watford City, N.D.
Date of Original1935-12-29
CreatorMartin, Maurice H. (Maurice Henry), 1914-1997
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionRemains of burned trucks are visible in the aftermath of a garage fire at Civilian Conservation Corps camp 2772 near Watford City. One man stands outside the garage surveying the damage. Nine trucks, two pick-ups, one air compressor, and one Caterpillar were lost in the fire.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectWork Life
WPA projects
People
Subject (LCTGM)Fires
Garages
Trucks
Camps
Organization NameCivilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
LocationWatford City (N.D.)
Theodore Roosevelt National Park (N.D.)
Decade1930-1939
Item Number2007-P-009-062
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Remains of the fire Sunday after Christmas"
"Maurice Martin"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryIn 1934, men from CCC companies 2771 and 2772 established camps adjacent to each other on the north bank of the Little Missouri River, not far from the old U.S. 85 bridge in the area that is now part of the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt Park. Company 2771 moved out after a year, but 2772 remained here until the fall of 1939 when it transferred to a site in the South Unit.
Maurice Martin, the photographer was enrolled in the CCC from 1934-1938 and served in companies 2771 and 2772 stationed south of Watford City. He grew up in Rawson, N.D. He was a ham radio operator, and attended the Dodge School of Telegraphy. He later worked at Casbon Electric and Indiana General in Valparaiso, Indiana. Maurice Martin died in 1997 and was buried in Rawson, N.D.
Bibliographic ReferenceThe Civilian Conservation Corps in the North Dakota Badlands: companies 2767, 2771, 2772, 1934-1941. Medora, N.D.: Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Assoc., 1984.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionCivilian Conservation Corps of North Dakota Camps 2771, 2772, 797 Photograph Collection 2007-P-009
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2007-P-009-062)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2007P009062
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