Back in April we finally got to read what the entire Historic marker at Missouri Lake said about the CCC Camp that Far Guy’s Dad was at in the 1930’s.
He used to talk about his time in the CCCs. He planted Pine trees near the walk to the Headwaters. They made roads and cleared trails. He was at the Lake Itasca Camp and Lovelis Lake Camp and the Camp on the Hanna Ore Trail. We know where the camp is on the Hanna Ore Trail very near the lake we call Bottomless Lake. The foundation can still be seen. We are now searching for the one that was near Lovelis Lake.
Here is that Historical Marker.
Hopefully you can read the marker if you wish! The important parts are : The Lovelis Lake Camp (S-57) was located about one mile north and slightly east of this marker. Today all that remains of the camp itself are concrete foundations and a lone stone chimney.
Far Guy spent some time on Google Earth. Finding Lovelis Lake was a Challenge…finally we found it under Lovelace Lake. Someone was an idiot.
We took off to scout it out.
This is Lovelis Lake. Far Guy walked around in the brush and picked up some Deer Ticks…the tiny fast little buggers. We were hoping that we could see the lone chimney that the historic marker mentioned. No luck. We drove around just looking on different trails.
On our way out we saw smoke, someone was having a campfire…but this was his sign. We didn’t venture any further. We decided that he was probably serious about being left alone..who knows who lives back there in the woods. I will ask around.
My inclination now is to search for a better map of the location of Lovelis Lake Camp..or find some Hunters that know the area well. No doubt someone with hunting experience in this area knows right where it is.
In the meantime we have done all we can do.