CCC Workers Short
If you have a relative
that worked for the CCC in Idaho County, I would be happy to add their Biography
to this page.
Send me a quick email.
Company 251, French Creek,
Charles Francis Dunleavy, (dob
) was a member of Company 251. I have photos of the company working,
living quarters, etc...They worked on a road & bridge in a place
called French Creek. I am trying to find details on the exact location,
i.e. city, state....also any members or a roster.
I have visited the actual camp site(s) in
. There were two camps from company 251. The first F-109 was in
. The second, F-108, was in French Creek, Idaho, approx. 15 miles up the
Salmon River from Riggins. Major L.M. Edwards, from
was in charge of both Camps 1935-36.
CCC Enrollee, Company 766, Kramer,
North Dakota & Company 5704, Kooskia, Idaho & Camp F-190,
My late father, Lowell "Red" Moore was
born December 07, 1924 in Marmaduke, Arkansas. He completed the 8th
grade in 1939 and worked as a farm laborer. He entered the CCC on
January 12, 1942 at Little Rock, Arkansas. He was assigned to the 766th
Company at Kramer, North Dakota. He later transferred to Company 5704,
Kooskia, Idaho. He was assigned to camp F-190 in Lowell, Idaho where he
did road construction and some fire tower watch duty. He later cooked
for the officers mess making homemade biscuits and gravy for the
officers on weekends. Pop's name was spelled Loyal, but he changed the
spelling to Lowell during his stay at Lowell, Idaho Camp F-190.
He was discharged on June 17, 1942. When he got
back home he used what little money he earned to pay the family grocery
bill. He was called for military service, but did not pass the physical.
He and mom married in August, 1943. I was born in September, 1947. Pop
worked in furniture stores, was a floor mechanic laying all sorts of
floor goods. He later worked for Emerson Electric in Paragould, Arkansas
as a Die Grinder.
I lost Pop in March, 1985. In 1998, my son and I
took some time off and went to Kramer, North Dakota to look up the CCC
Camp. It was non existent and even the locals knew little about it. We
went on to Lowell, Idaho in our quest. There we found the site of Camp
F-190. One of the original buildings is still in use by the Forest
Service and there is a small camping area on the banks of the Lochsa
River. We camped there for a couple of days . It was great to spend time
with my son at the site of his grandfathers CCC experience..........
Larry W. Moore
Dr. Clarence B.
Camp Doctor, Company
245, Kooskia, Idaho
My father was Dr. Clarence B. Smith living in
Francis, Oklahoma when he was given a job with the CCC as company doctor
early in 1940. He was sent to a camp in the Bitterroot Mtns. in Idaho. I
do not have the camp number. The mailing address was Kooskia, Idaho,
nothing more than a very small settlement with a post office. For
shopping we went to Orofino, Moscow or Lewiston Idaho. The camp was in a
very remote area in the mountains.
My father was a native of Honey Grove, Texas.
He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston,
Texas May 1900. He left Galveston before the terrible hurricane of
September 1900 when so many people were killed. He began his practice in
Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) and practiced medicine there for more
than 50 years with the exception of approximately sixteen months he
spent in Idaho at the CCC camp.
My parents were living in Francis, Oklahoma, when
he received the call to go to Idaho. The post office for the was
Kooskia, Idaho. I found 3 camps listed - 2 with Kooskia being the
nearest railroad and 1 listed as Kooskia being the nearest post office,
so I shall have to assume it to be the right one, as the date of it
seemed to be about the right time, also. The company number is 245.
However, another company number 5704 could possibly be right. Just don't
know how to tell which one, but since the first one had Kooskia for post
office and the second one had Lowell for post office, guess would have
to assume the 1st one is right.
I do remember one of the army officers and
his wife as we became pretty well acquainted with them. Lt. Stanley and
After the CCC camp closed in the summer of 1941,
Dr. and Mrs. Smith returned to Oklahoma and settled at Roff, Oklahoma in
south central Oklahoma. He continued to practice medicine in Roff for
more than ten years.
He continued to stay active after retiring until a
bad fall on Thanksgiving Day 1958 resulted in a fractured hip. He
underwent surgery on December 2, 1958, but failed to recover. He died
December 5, 1958 and is buried at East Hill Cemetery, Roff, Oklahoma.
If there is anyone out there who by chance
has any information about this camp at this particular time - 1940-41 -
and anyone who might have any information about Lt. Stanley's family.