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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

Civilian Conservation Corps

Hidden : 5/28/2011
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Civilian Conservation Corps


This cache is placed in 2011 to honor the 100th anniversary of Devil's Lake State Park.

Centennial Tracks is a hiking tour that highlights the human history of the park. See what evidence remains from the early inhabitants of the Devil's Lake area. If time allows, visit the Devil's Lake Nature Center to pick up the printed brochure with maps and historic pictures of the 12 points of interest in this series. GPS units are available for use (FREE) at the Nature Center. Visit at least 8 locations and receive a Centennial Wooden Nickel and the coordinates to a hidden final cache. Have fun and GET OUTDOORS WISCONSIN!




Camp Devils Lake


During the years of the Great Depression the federal government created the Civilian Conservation Corps to assist poor families. The CCC recruited men between the ages of 17 - 23 to learn skills while working on public projects. The CCC operated 60 camps in Wisconsin, one of which was activated here at Devils Lake State Park in 1935.

The CCC camps were self contained communities, with their own water supply and sewage disposal systems. Camp Devils Lake consisted of four, 50-man barracks and several other buildings including a mess hall, bathhouse, chapel, library, dispensary and various garages and shop buildings.

As you explore the park you will see many of the improvements built by the CCC workers. Using native materials - quartzite and hand-hewn timbers - the CCC created many of the stone buildings, trails and signs that are still in use today.

The CCC activities at Devils Lake State Park ended in 1941, however, the camp buildings continued to be used for other purposes for many years. The last building of the former CCC camp was removed in 1989. An information kiosk and a statue commemorate the CCC presence at Devils Lake State Park.

The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to and approved by Steven Schmelzer of the Wisconsin DNR. A State Park sticker is required for all parked vehicles. Leashed pets are welcome.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 7/31/2014 3:21:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:21 PM GMT)
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