Saturday, April 6, 2013
The Civilian Conservation Corps in New Hampshire (Part 1)
(Digital Images. Photographs Privately Held By Cynthia Shenette; Text Copyright (c) Cynthia Shenette) My dad, Henry Albert Shenette (1916-1985), served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 17 April 1934 until 30 September 1935. According to his Certificate of Discharge he serve as a "laborer" from 17 April 1934 until 25 June 1935 at Campton, NH. He continued to serve as a "Cook--Assistant Leader" from 25 June 1935 until 30 September 1935 at Thornton, NH.
Apparently the military style structure of CCC camp life must have agreed with him. When his time in the CCCs was up he spent the next few years in the Army and then enlisted in the Navy after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He remained in the Navy until he retired from the military in 1957.
Since this month marks the 80th anniversary of the CCCs I thought it would be a good time to post photos from my dad's CCC photo album. I have about 60 photos in my dad's collection so posting all of them will take a bit time.
If an ancestor or relative of yours served in the CCCs in Campton or Thornton, NH or the CCCs in general or if you recognize any of the young men in my photos I'd love to hear from you!
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