CCC workers recall work 75 years later

CCC workers recall work 75 years later

There are 7 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Aug 17, 2008, titled CCC workers recall work 75 years later. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

At 18 years old, Harold Mattern welcomed the idea of joining President Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps, clearing forest trees to make way for new trails, and building bridges and dams.

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John Scully

Newington, CT

#1 Aug 19, 2008
Noe **years of age and spent 12 months in the C C C camp aat Sunbeam Colorado. Do not know if such a town even exists toay. We worked on earthen dams also and received a great deal of knowledge when we erected a side camp up near the Wyoming border. There was a natural spring we cultivated Dammed up and drew the water up into aa tank which prvided water for the whole campsite. Very interesting life.
John Scully

Newington, CT

#2 Aug 19, 2008
We worked a variety of different jobs and even had a taste of military discipline. Worked in a Blacksmith shop with a fellow called "Deacon" from New Britain Ct. Another fellow from New Britain, I later met when I joined the Ninth Division at Fort Bragg. We checked in at night time and he was now a cook with Headquarters Battery of the 84th Field Artillery Hard to remember names after all these years but it was a very good life. Jack Scully
Sunbeam Colorado CCC

Alden, NY

#3 Jan 6, 2009
Hello!
I was researching CCC Company 2127 Sunbeam Colorado - I found an old name tag and was trying to get some information. The name on the tag belonged to: Gerald Stewart, Serial No. 147770 - Rating - Member. Can you give me any information on this company?
Thanks!
John Scully wrote:
We worked a variety of different jobs and even had a taste of military discipline. Worked in a Blacksmith shop with a fellow called "Deacon" from New Britain Ct. Another fellow from New Britain, I later met when I joined the Ninth Division at Fort Bragg. We checked in at night time and he was now a cook with Headquarters Battery of the 84th Field Artillery Hard to remember names after all these years but it was a very good life. Jack Scully
Sunbeam Colorado CCC

Alden, NY

#4 Jan 6, 2009
My e-mail is: [email protected] - I found an old green name tag that is marked: Company 2127 CCC Sunbeam, Colorado., with a name, serial No. and rating. If you have any information on this company I would love to hear from you.

Thanks!
Vicki
Robert

United States

#5 Jan 6, 2009
My dad was CCC. He went from a small farm in the south to the California redwoods. There was an insect infestation and they had to remove the afflicted trees to save the rest. We have some great shots of them cutting down those giants.

He always had some great stories about the CCC, which, at least where he was, was a pretty rough group.

From there, he joined the Coast Guard, where he spent 27 years.

CCC works are everywhere and often where you least expect them. One of my favorites is the stone building in Peoples State Forest in Connecticut. Its now a Nature Museum and worth the trip. They have a Ranger there who has interesting stories about the history of the building and the area.
Tom Kelly S Windsor CT

Denver, CO

#6 Aug 7, 2010
My father, William (Bill) Kelly from New Britain, CT was with the CCC in Sunbeam, CO. Would like to find out more information about the projects in Sunbeam.
Tom Kelly

South Windsor, CT

#7 Oct 21, 2010
John Scully wrote:
We worked a variety of different jobs and even had a taste of military discipline. Worked in a Blacksmith shop with a fellow called "Deacon" from New Britain Ct. Another fellow from New Britain, I later met when I joined the Ninth Division at Fort Bragg. We checked in at night time and he was now a cook with Headquarters Battery of the 84th Field Artillery Hard to remember names after all these years but it was a very good life. Jack Scully
John,

My father, William "Bill" Kelly served with the CCC Camp 2127 in Sunbeam, Colorado. I am wondering if you remember him. As far as I know he was there in 1938, which was the first group to serve at the Sunbeam camp. I have been doing some research about Sunbeam recently. I made contact with Jan Gerber from the Moffat County Museum, which is near Sunbeam. She did some research for me, and was able to send me some pictures and articles about Sunbeam. I was also able to find a lot of pictures that my father had taken while he was at Sunbeam. You maybe are in some of the pictures that I have. I am willing to email copies of everything that I have accumulated.

Tom Kelly

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