Sunday, April 13, 2008

Share your ccc stories

This blog post is for people to respond to if they have stories to tell about the Civilian Conservation Corps. Where you or any of you family or friends in the CCCs? Have you visited any national or state parks and saw the works of the CCCs?

7 comments:

mjmagna1978 said...

I have always admired the beautiful stonework of such a simple storm drain in Cockaponset...today to solve drainage the DEP unfortunately grades off problem areas instead of maintaining the CCC drains

Marty Podskoch said...

Hi,
Sorry I'm late in responding. I don't have any info on what the DEP does with the grading. Are you talking about the part in Madison, Clinton or Haddam area? I have seen the beautiful drains in Eastford where Camp Fernow was.Marty podskoch@comcast.net

The Misanthrope said...

I believe it was an article in the Hartford Courant that brought me to this site. I thank the Courant, and I thank you.

mmyers said...

I'm doing research on the Merritt Parkway, and I just heard that the CCC helped plant trees along the median strip - and probably elsewhere along the parkway when it was being built. Does anyone know about this?

His Lamb said...

I came across your blog as I was looking for some information on the history of Osgood pond and Barman pond. Recently I came across some pictures that my dad had taken while in the Civilian Conservation Corps and several were labeled Osgood Pond, Barmun pond, and Paul Smith. I was wondering if you could direct me to anyone who would have the history of the CCC in that area. I have tried to contact some web sites that talk about the CCC camps but they don't have any information about tthose particular areas. I have some pictures which I would be glad to share if you would like.
Last September my husband and I spent the month traveling and I was able to see another place that he had spent time while in the CCC camps. It was at Old Fort Niagara and the historian at that park was able to share some information with me and show me areas of the park which was very interesting. Actually very emotional for me too... here I was spending a day walking the paths that my father had walked when he was a young man.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and for any time you might have to respond.
Sincerely

Rick White said...

it was a pleasure talking to you.My father ,Howard White was a member of the 106th at Camp White Barkhamsted CT. He made a notation on the back of a picture of camp policy. Each day the barracks were inspected and the men of "The most elegant barracks" ate first. This was acknowledged by the placement of a white flag outside "The most elegant barracks" (Rick White)

Rick White said...

A 1933 picture of the sign "Camp White @ the ccc museum in Stafford Springs shows co# 1274th as the company there. A picture of the same sign in 1934 shows co# 106th as the companty there. All known records of Camp White list the 106th as the company there. The 1274th records show it in Wyoming or Idaho. Does anyone know what the 1274th was doing there? and when?