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Man and Squaw Creek park sign, McKenzie County, N.D.
Man and Squaw Creek park sign, McKenzie County, N.D.
TitleMan and Squaw Creek park sign, McKenzie County, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1934 and 1939
CreatorMartin, Maurice H. (Maurice Henry), 1914-1997
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionPhotograph of the Squaw Creek park sign. A man is sitting on a rock near the sign. Sign refers to this as a camping and picnic area. Snow covers the ground.
Ordering Information
General SubjectWeather
Sports & Recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Camping
Signs (Notices)
Organization NameCivilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
LocationSquaw Creek (McKenzie County, N.D.)
Item Number2007-P-009-022
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
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-009-022)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2007P009022
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