Civilian Conservation Corps was created in April 1933 and was active thru June 1942. The Corps was specifically intended for the purpose of relieving the widespread unemployment and distress existing in the United States. At the same time it was to provide for the restoration of the country’s depleted natural resources (lands, forests, and parks) and the advancement of an orderly program of useful public works. Most C. C. C. camps were made up of enrollees between the ages of seventeen and twenty three, but to help the pressing problem of unemployed World War I veterans some camps were made up of veterans. These camps were designated with the letter “V” in the camp number and it was this type of camp that was at Fort Lincoln State Park, Mandan, ND.