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Grand Canyon of the Little Missouri, Watford City, N.D.
Grand Canyon of the Little Missouri, Watford City, N.D.
TitleGrand Canyon of the Little Missouri, Watford City, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1934 and 1939
DescriptionA car drives past on the road while a little girl and two men look at rock formations in the Badlands near Watford City.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectLandmarks
People
Subject (LCTGM)Postcards
Automobiles
Geology
LocationBadlands (N.D.)
Watford City (N.D.)
Decade1930-1939
Item Number2007-P-009-079
Format of OriginalPostcards
Transcription"Grand Canyon of the Little Missouri, Watford City, N.D."--Written on front of postcard.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
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-009-079)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2007P009079
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