[Loscho_enews] Fw: Civilian Conservation Corps Chapter 5's last meeting

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Sat Dec 12 16:06:22 PST 2009

Marysville historical Society recently had a display of the CCC memorabilia
of Walter Bailey, a Pearl Harbor Survivor.  I believe the display is now on
loan to the Granite museum.
-Ken Cage.
-"MHS" <marysvillehistoricalsociety at verizon.net>

Walter Bailey's oral history interview done by Terry Beck of Sno-Isle
Libraries can be heard on the Sno-Isle Libraries website in the form of a
podcast.  The link is below.

This project was called "Remembering Pearl Harbor: Local WWII Veterans'
Audio Stories" featured recently in a Everett Herald article

-Karen Prasse
-info at snocoheritage.org

League Enews -
> Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 15:18:55 -0800
> Subject: Civilian Conservation Corps Chapter 5's last meeting
> From: patches at dreamingcrow.com
> My name is Leah Tyson & I am President of the Darrington Historical
> Society.I am very interested in the History of our Civilian Conservation
> Corps (Camp Darrington); & have been researching it for several years. In
> my research I have met many fantastic; hardworking, generous and special
> people; both locally (Washington State) & from all over the United States.
>   One such group of people is  Seattle's Civilian Conservation Corps
> Chapter 5.
>   They have been  hard workers, who have been dedicated to preserving the
> memory of the C.C.C.'s & sharing their stories & history with anyone &
> everyone who was interested. Their legacy to us  has been a very profound
> one & I feel like they ( along with every other C.C.C. recruit & C.C.C.
> Chapter)  deserve some kind of recognition for all their efforts. These
> are the boys; turned men who valiantly fought & helped win World War ll
> for us. This was after all the hard work they did; building State parks,
> building roads, fighting forest fires, planting new forests, etc.
>    Chapter 5  was very instrumental in raising the money & getting the
> C.C.C. worker statue placed in Deception Pass State Park; as a lasting
> memory & tribute to all of the C.C.C. recruits everywhere.  They have
> worked long & hard; with a long line of Rangers to keep their legacy
> alive. Until just the last few years they were even still doing repairs on
> some of the C.C.C.'s original projects.
>    Berniece has been the President of Chapter 5 for many years. She is one
> very special lady. I count my self very lucky for having met her; &
> getting the chance to work with her. She has done an amazing job of
> running the group, keeping them active & on course with their many
> projects. ( And there have been MANY...)
> Including working with Ranger Jack Hartt of the Deception Pass State Park
> to create & present the 75th Civilian Conservation Corps celebration at
> Deception Pass State Park.
>   At their January 2010 meeting President Berniece Phelps is planning on
> discussing the plans for disbanding the group. The group has lost a lot of
> their members to
> "CAMP ETERNAL" & the C.C.C. members that are left are finding it harder &
> harder to be able to get to the meetings; due to poor health or lack of
> transportation.These wonderful gentleman & their wives are all up in their
> 90's.
>   I would like to ask you to do something to recognize this passing of an
> important era; in American history, while at least some of these men &
> their wives are still here to know about the recognition & be able to know
> that what they did & all they worked for was  appreciated then & is still
> appreciated now. Whether it be media coverage, a few kind words, award of
> recognition, etc. I would like to see their last meeting become a very
> special one for them to remember.
> Thank you;
> Leah Tyson
> Darrington Historical Society
> Berniece Phelps  425-746-1988
> Ranger Jack Hartt      jack.hartt at parks.wa.gov

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