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"That was not only an adventure, it was one of the best experiences of my life," says CCC veteran Fred Gibson. Gibson joined the CCC’s in 1935 and helped build the Manning Bridge over the Salmon River near Riggins. Gibson isn’t the only one with fond memories of the CCC. Doug Eier says if it hadn’t been for the CCC, he "probably would have ended up in Joliet Prison" a few miles from his home in Chicago. "I was just drifting, a high school dropout with nothing to do," he says. "The CCC gave this guy, and many others I’m sure, a chance to really make something of themselves."

Articles About CCC Life
CCC: Six Months in Garden Valley
Off to Chacolet and CCC Life

Archie DeGraf letter
Fred Gibson letter
Surplus CCC Gear
Hear Joe Bradish
Idaho At Last
Hear Joe Bradish
A New Jersey Boy in Idaho
Hear Herb Van Kirk
Building Fish Hook Tunnel
Hear Herb Van Kirk
Disaster Strikes
Hear Herb Van Kirk
French Creek Fun
Hear Jim Matlock
Lake Fork Mascot
Hear Jim Matlock
Doug Eier and the Black Bear
Hear Doug Eier
Skiing at Heyburn State Park
Hear Fred Blood
Newsletter Articles
Chat Chatter, Camp Heyburn October 30, 1936
Chat Chatter, Camp Heyburrn January 15, 1937
Chat Chatter, Camp Heyburn January 29, 1937
Chat Chatter, Camp Heyburn February 12, 1937
Chat Chatter, Camp Heyburn November 24, 1938
Chat Chatter, Camp Heyburn February, 1939
Chat Chatter, Camp Heyburn Undated
Chat Chatter, Camp Heyburn Undated
Kalispell Breeze, Priest Lake January 10, 1936
The Roundup, Three Creek, Idaho June, 1939

Yearbook Articles

CCC Trivia
Discharge Certificate
CCC Trivia