Civilian conservation corps and Osage Hills State Park Pawhuska - Bartlesville Oklahoma
This park was created between 1936 and 1939 by members of the civilian conservation corps company 895. The 830 acre park is unique as well as beautiful. All construction of cabins, buildings, and bridges was done with native stone by highly skilled workmen of the CCC.
This CCC company was one of many organized by the federal government during the great depression to provide useful employment for thousands of young men through a program designed to enhance our nation's natural resources.
CCC members built roads, nurseries, landscaped parks, planted trees and conserved the countryside they were paid $30 per month of which $25 was sent home. They also received housing, food, medical and dental care, as well as educational benefits.
Members of company 895 left a permanent memorial to the service of its members in the form of this beautiful park which serves countless thousands of visitors each year.
Dedicated to the members of CCC Company 895 and the three million members who serve our nation. June 4, 1988 Oklahoma Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni and Oklahoma Historical Society
Hwy-60 & Hwy-35 South 2-1/4 to Osage State Park, South of the Park Ranger Station.