Oregon national associate Judith Kenny and videographers Logan Duello and Alex Hilton recently produced a short video on the five Public Works Administration (PWA) bridges that completed the Oregon Coast Highway (Hwy 101). The five bridges serve the southwest coast and are valued by many as spectacular in their beauty as the coast itself.
PRESERVING A CCC ENROLLEE’S MURALS IN VALE, OREGON
When the Civilian Conservation Corps’ funding ended with the outbreak of WWII, camps across the country became surplus – either absorbed by federal agencies or local communities or simply demolished. This video shares the story of CCC Camp Vale’s fate and the fortunate discovery of one enrollee’s legacy.
Several years ago, renovation work uncovered a legacy of the New Deal in the walls of Willowcreek Community Church. While removing sheetrock to insulate their
space, workers found the mural work of Frederick Kluemper, a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollee from Covington Ky. Interest in the artist and his work as well as the work of the CCC in their community lead church members to research details of his life and give serious thought to preservation of this legacy.
To see and learn more about the murals, visit our CCC
Camp Vale Murals page.