DALTON WELLS Civilian Conservation Corps Camp DG 32 Co . 234 ) 1935 1942 During ...
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Description: DALTON WELLS Civilian Conservation Corps Camp DG 32 Co . 234 ) 1935 1942 During the Great Depression of the 1930s , CCC Camps were scattered all over the USA . They provided gainful employment to youth of the nation with work on public service projects . Between 1933 and 1942 , four camps were located near Moab . Each camp worked on various natural resource projects for the Soil Conservation Service , the National Park Service , and the forerunner of the Bureau of Land Management . DG 32 was a long lasting camp and typical of most with wooden , tar paper covered barracks and buildings housing some 200 young men between the ages of 18 and 25 . Enrollees came from the eastern states , and leadership was provided by the Army , Grazing Service , and local men experienced in construction and stock grazing needs . Under spartan conditions , clothing , food , and housing were provided in the primitive camp . Pay was $30 per month with $25 sent home . DG 32 projects included many range improvements , stock trails down the precipitous sandstone cliffs , spring developments , wells and stock ponds , eradication of rodents that competed with stock for feed , fences for corrals and pastures , reservoir for the enrollees , besides the benefits they brought to the local economy . Many of these works are still in use today . The value of the camp and its works to Grand County is beyond estimation . It was a significant milestone that greatly influenced the economic history of the county . All that remains of the camp today are the cottonwood trees planted by the enrollees that you see fronting this site , concrete stabs for buildings , graveled roads and rock outlined walkways , the remains of an old windmill and rock masonry water storage tank . These remnants signify the moving history of a time when America valiantly struggled to restore its economic stability and provide its young people with meaningful employment . JAPANESE AMERICAN WORLD WAR II CONCENTRATION CAMP , 1943 On January 11 , 1943 , a train pulled int
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