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Catalog Number 1994.019.003.020
Caption 1993 CCC Reunion
Description Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.) reunion picture of 1993. Pictured are, left to right, unknown, Charles Butler, Frank Castiglia, unknown, unknown. The image was taken at Bowman Bay in front of the Civilian Conservation Corps interpretive center.

The local Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.) was based at Cornet Bay, Deception Pass State Park, Whidbey Island; "Camp Deception Pass". The men, hired by this federal program as part of the Roosevelt administration's New Deal program, came from all over the United States and were responsible for building the northern approach for the Deception Pass Bridge, on which construction began in 1934. They also built structures in Deception Pass State Park that still stand as of 2011. The 6-23-1933, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported on the arrival of the CCC crew on Whidbey, "CCC Camp started on Whidby (sic) Island .. This week a detachment of 25 men from Delaware arrived on Whidby (sic) Island to prepare one of the CCC camps in Deception Pass State Park. 300 men expected; will work on Whidby (sic) and at Rosario."

The CCC was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 to help men work and earn money during the depression years before WWII. The Corps was shut down in 1942 as America became more involved in the war.
Date 1993
Photographer unknown
Subjects Organization
Place - Fidalgo Island
Credit line Donated by John Tursi, September 1994
People BUTLER, Charles
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Civilian Conservation Corps
Bowman Bay
interpretive center
Object Name Print, Photographic