|Title||Two ton GMC truck remains after garage fire, CCC camp 2772 near Watford City, N.D. |
|Date of Original||1935-12-29 |
|Creator||Martin, Maurice H. (Maurice Henry), 1914-1997|
|Creator Role||Photographer |
|Description||The remains of the GMC truck driven by Maurice Martin are visible in the burned out garage at CCC camp 2772. Several other destroyed trucks are also visible. Nine trucks, two pick-ups, one air compressor, and one Caterpillar were lost in the fire. |
|Ordering Information||http://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html |
|General Subject||Work Life|
|Organization Name||Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)|
|Location||Watford City (N.D.)|
Theodore Roosevelt National Park (N.D.)
|Item Number||2007-P-009-063 |
|Format of Original||Photographic prints|
|Transcription||"Remains of my two ton G.M.C."|
"Maurice Martin"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
"Ideal Studios Box 184 Minneapolis, Minn."--Stamped on back of photograph.
|Notes||Title created by staff. |
|Biography/History||In 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 Reference||The 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 Institution||State Historical Society of North Dakota|
|Repository Collection||Civilian Conservation Corps of North Dakota Camps 2771, 2772, 797 Photograph Collection 2007-P-009|
|Credit Line||State Historical Society of North Dakota (2007-P-009-063) |
|Rights Management||Copyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota. |
|Digital ID||sh2007P009063 |