My Grandfather, Floyd Traylor, worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Before becoming a logger, when he was young, Grandpa worked on the C.C.C. construction crews building park benches and picnic tables in Oregon's campgrounds.
I was so excited to see that Alan had chosen the subject of the C.C.C. for this week's Sepia Saturday. Yesterday, I was in Bend and went to the Humane Society of Central Oregon Thrift Store on Greenwood Avenue. It was my first time there, and I couldn't believe my luck when I spotted these booklets:
They were put out by the Lane County Historical Society and are called the Lane County Historian. No books were cheap at that thrift store, but I got a set of 6 volumes of the Lane County Historian for $10.00. They are an assorted mix, ranging from 1996-2000. I scored BIG on these!
Here is a link to info about Lane County, Oregon, for those of you not familiar with our area. Eugene is the county seat, and that is where I grew up.
When I got home and read through them, I found the following article about the Civilian Conservation Corps, which coincides with Sepia Saturday's theme this week. I scanned it. I hope that I don't get thrown in jail. It is all for the greater good, I think. You can click on each photo below to enlarge for better viewing. Trust me, you'll be able to read each page just fine.
I am submitting this to Sepia Saturday. Please CLICK HERE to see awesome old pictures and learn remarkable history from all over the world! I have posted a second Sepia Saturday this week, so when you are done, please check it out by clicking here.
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