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State: WI Company:  601 Project:  E-6 Year:  1934
Location: Bangor, WI Donor:  Ann Maher
Description: Photos of Camp Bangor
Archives #:   16-LF-CLC-6636   
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State: WI Company:  625 Project:  SCS-21 Year:  1934
Location: Highland, WI Donor:  Phil Keppler, son
Description: Photos of Camp Highland
Archives # 19-LF-CLC-6756 

    
Eldon Keppler was born in 3-12-16.  At age 12 he lost his mother when she died on a train riding from Washington to Illinois - 1928.  His dad moved the family from a small hardscrabble farm in Marion County to Pana, IL where he took work at a creamery.   He took the money that he had and put a down payment on a home town restaurant where all the kids helped out.  Although the circumstances were cloudy, my dad left to join the CCC.  From the recounted stories, he was always proud of his service.  He would tell about fire-watch and putting wood in the stoves at night going from barracks to barracks  He always laughed about the stories.  In Lincoln New Salem, Petersburg, IL, he worked in the blacksmith shop making hinge straps and harware.  When describing hueing logs and digging out the old wells he always told me success was hard work.  He loved the outdoors and nature.  After the CCC he joined the Army AirCorps in 1941 and then went to Presque Isle, ME upon discharge.  Later he started a small contracting business in Illinois.  Written by son, Phil Keppler. 


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State:  WI Company:  645 Project:  F-39 Year:  1937
Location: Laona, WI Donor:  Eugene Ruenger
Description: Photos of Camp Cavor, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Archives#: 13-LF-CLC-6564 
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State:  WI Company:  1692 Project: F-16 Year:   1939
Location:   Perkinstown, WI Donor: Lloyd Mielke
Description: Please note the two story barracks.  Photo back reads:  R.C. Bangsbert, Camp Superintendent - 3 years. 
     


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State:  WI Company:  2621 Project:  S-85 Year:  Unknown
Location: City Point, WI Donor:  Donna Schlenker
Description: Photo collection of John Wolan.  
Archives #: 12-LF-CLC-6553
 
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State:  WI Company:  2672 Project SP-6 Year:  1935 - 1937
Location: Wyalusing, WI Donor:  Edward Kedzie Collection
Description: Photos primarily from Camp Nelson Dewey.  Mr. Kedzie also served in Co. 636, Camp White Hall, and Co. 3649, Camp Rib Mountain.  Original photos were not labeled by camp leaving it hard to distinguish which photos apply to the different camps where he served. Please contact CCC Legacy if you can help categorize the photos.  
 
Archives#:   13-LF-CLC-6551
 
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