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Marlen Buttke Photos

Marlen Buttke's son, Bob Buttke, shared the following with the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota.

"Our family is pleased that you would like to receive digital photos of our father Marlen Buttke's time at Pactola. He was very proud of his time there and spoke of many friendships. He recounted the fitness of the men and told us of pull-up contests where the winner had performed over 100 pull-ups.

He also told us of times in Hill City. He said that he and some of the others would ride the log trucks in on Friday night, buy a pint of whiskey for 50 cents and attend a dance. Having no place to stay in town, they devised a plan. At the end of the evening, they walked up to the town policeman and made some wisecracks. Predictably, they were escorted to the jail and then served coffee and breakfast the next morning and released. When the policeman saw them approach him on the next Friday evening, he just broke into a smile and said that there was no need to go through the wisecracking again and simply waved at the young men to follow him to the jail for their overnight accommodations.

Marlen's family desperately needed the money sent home monthly and it was a real benefit for the family to have him receive that opportunity.

Thank you for keeping the story of the CCC's alive."

Reproduced from scanned images in various condition.

Marlen Buttke in the CCC

Marlen Buttke in the CCC.
Courtesy Buttke Family

Pactola

Pactola
Courtesy Buttke Family

Pactola

CCC Camp Pactola
Courtesy Buttke Family

CCC Camp Pactola

CCC Camp Pactola Trio
Courtesy Buttke Family

CCC Camp Pactola-Charlie Montny

CCC Camp Pactola - Charlie Montny
Courtesy Buttke Family

CCC Camp Pactola-Charlie Montny

CCC Camp Pactola - Charlie Montny
Courtesy Buttke Family

CCC Camp Pactola-Chow Line

CCC Camp Pactola - Chow Line
Courtesy Buttke Family

CCC Camp Pactola-Erdman

CCC Camp Pactola - Erdman
Courtesy Buttke Family

CCC Camp Pactola

CCC Camp Pactola
Courtesy Buttke Family

CCC Camp Pactola-Gates Westbanger

CCC Camp Pactola - Gates Westbanger
Courtesy Buttke Family

George Butenschoen, Marlen Buttke, Oscar Butenschoen in front, man on top unidentified

CCC Camp Pactola - George Butenschoen, Marlen Buttke, Oscar Butenschoen in front, man on top unidentified
Courtesy Buttke Family

George Butenschoen

CCC Camp Pactola - George Butenschoen
Courtesy Buttke Family

George Butenschoen

CCC Camp Pactola - George Butenschoen
Courtesy Buttke Family

CCC Group

CCC Camp Pactola - CCC Group
Courtesy Buttke Family

CCC Group

CCC Camp Pactola - CCC Group
Courtesy Buttke Family

CCC Group

CCC Camp Pactola - CCC Group
Courtesy Buttke Family

CCC Group

CCC Camp Pactola - CCC Group
Courtesy Buttke Family

Hank Lunde

CCC Camp Pactola - Hank Lunde
Courtesy Buttke Family

Joe Scott and Captain Kent

CCC Camp Pactola - Joe Scott and Captain Kent
Courtesy Buttke Family

CCC Group

CCC Camp Pactola - CCC Group
Courtesy Buttke Family

Marlen Buttke

CCC Camp Pactola - Marlen Buttke
Courtesy Buttke Family

Marlen Buttke

CCC Camp Pactola - Marlen Buttke
Courtesy Buttke Family

Marlen Buttke

CCC Camp Pactola - Marlen Buttke
Courtesy Buttke Family

Oklahoma

Courtesy Buttke Family

Oklahoma

Courtesy Buttke Family

Pactola Bunkhouse

CCC Camp Pactola Bunkhouse
Courtesy Buttke Family

Camp Pactola

CCC Camp Pactola
Courtesy Buttke Family

Camp Pactola - Shoenberger and Erdman

CCC Camp Pactola - Shoenberger and Erdman
Courtesy Buttke Family

Camp Pactola - Shoenberger

CCC Camp Pactola - Shoenberger
Courtesy Buttke Family

Camp Pactola - Terry Hildebrandt and Dan Miller

CCC Camp Pactola - Terry Hildebrandt and Dan Miller
Courtesy Buttke Family

Camp Pactola

CCC Camp Pactola
Courtesy Buttke Family

Camp Pactola

CCC Camp Pactola
Courtesy Buttke Family

Camp Pactola

CCC Camp Pactola
Courtesy Buttke Family

Camp Pactola

CCC Camp Pactola
Courtesy Buttke Family

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