Camp Mercer Barracks

Camp Mercer enrollees in 19XX lived in tents along the Manitowish River. It didn’t take long to see that building sturdier accommodations was a necessity for the men living in northern Wisconsin winters.

Map of Camp Mercer barracks

Camp Mercer barracks in winter

Camp Mercer barracks required several woodstoves to fend off winter’s cold.

Image of the eastern most quadrangle barracks

Flies and mosquitos were often cited in the Mercer Monitor as the worst part of the job. The enrollee in this cartoon must have been friendly with the quartermaster or spent some of his pay for a mosquito tent.

This 1935 Mercer Monitor illustration of a bunk indicated that not all enrollees received holiday leave. 

Classic footlocker type used by millions of CCC enrollees