Today I decided I needed to have a little get away. Just a day trip. So I picked a cemetery in Sullivan County for a Kennedy ancestor that I did not have a grave picture for yet. Rich and I took off. GPS led us straight to the church. A brand spanking new church with no cemetery in sight. Apparently the coal mines brought out the old church and the cemetery is still there on active coal mine land somewhere. Not something you just drive up to on a random Saturday afternoon. Being from Pike County, I totally get this. We enjoyed a picnic and visited the Lynn graves in Bicknell. None of this has anything to do with the CCC camp but….
A few days ago I had received an email from Shannon Hart who lives in Texas. Her dad had served at the Winslow CCC camps in 1934 and she had some pictures she wanted to share. She had come across this blog and was so nice to have gotten in contact with me. Today I received the pictures. She wanted them to go to someone who would appreciate their history. What a treasure!! I was as excited as a kid at Christmas.
She wrote: “So glad I have found a new “home” for the pictures. As I said they were in my dad, Herald Wilson Jones album. Daddy was born in Herrin, Illinois, July 3, 1918, died in Temple, TX October 2, 1993. He had talked a lot about the CCC camps.”
Winslow’s camp was out by where the ADM is now.
CCC 1934 My Buddy & J
1934 CCC Camp 541 Winslow, Ind.
These are the leaders
Number 3 barracks
Number 4 barracks
Number 5 barracks
Thank you again for the pictures Shannon. Now, can my readers identify anyone in them? Put your answers in the comments. If you have any area photos to share, let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Winslow CCC photos can be seen at:
http://www.ccclegacy.org/CCC_Camps_Indiana.html . I saw no photos here but there was information about our camp.
http://winsloweskimos.com/2015/03/winslow-ccc-camp-1935/ . John Dedman has this history and a few other photos on the Winslow Eskimo website
This one is a history of the Pike State Forest Fire Tower and it is now a preservation project. https://livingnewdeal.org/projects/pike-state-forest-fire-tower-winslow-in/
http://digitalwa.statelib.wa.gov:2012/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/pomeroy&CISOPTR=1037&CISOBOX=1&REC=6 This is just a random picture but still pretty cool.