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20th annual Longbow celebration includes two local CCC veterans


September 5, 2017

Coady, right, portraying forest ranger Cy Bingham, speaks to attendees at the picnic.

“Roosevelt’s Tree Army,” “Tree Troopers,” and “Colossal College of Calluses,” are a few of the nicknames the Civilian Conservation Corps were known by when its members left their mark across the nation.

The CCC was a program of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal which put people to work during the Great Depression.

Local community members joined two CCC alumni at the 20th annual public picnic at Longbow Organization Camp on Aug. 30. The camp was built by CCC Company Company 2907, formerly Company 1314, in 1937 and 1938.

Bill Albright, of Lebanon, joined the CCC in...

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