Ivar and i are wrapping up our summer fieldwork but the project is just beginning. Image nez perce nf fenn ranger station built in the neo georgian style. Camps sponsored boxing matches between ccc enrollees and local men. A cautionary lesson to be sure. We re staying at avery creek forest service cabin which we were lucky to be able to book for a single night. Swan usda fs region 1 missoula. Ccc pocatello district 1935 annual.
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1941 put an abrupt stop to this road which has never been completed. Cronies and special interests in mining and grazing demanded a piece of the action in terms of ccc camp placement and road projects. Camp porcupine creek s first job was to clear the area of porcupines.Near enough forest fires to see flame and driven from our tent by ferocious winds and lightning we re reminded of the primal forces of wind river currents and canyon heat that created central idaho while we are awed by its remote beauty. Joe river corridor and the other follows the clearwater selway and lochsa rivers. Farmers and businesses benefited from orders for local produce and commodities see above as well as services not provided by camp personnel. A bit off the main road is a restored ccc built log cabin which rents out in the summer the former residence of the hatchery supervisor at warm river hatchery below right .
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