Fish Lake – Willamette National Forest OR

CCC crews built these cabins at small Fish Lake in the Willamette National Forest, in the vicinity of Bear Valley, Indian Creek, Mt. Washington, and Pioneer Ridge. (Note: this is a different Fish Lake from the CCC site in the… read more

Gresham High School Improvements and Additions – Gresham OR

From 1939 to 1940 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) made improvements and built additions to Gresham High School in Gresham, Oregon, just east of Portland. The additions included a gym, an agricultural building, the north wing of the classrooms, and an auditorium. Michael Schaefer, Gresham… read more

Guy W. Talbot State Park Improvements – Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area OR

Latourell Falls in Guy W. Talbot State Park - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area OR

Guy W. Talbot State Park, also known as Latourell Falls State Park, entered the Oregon State Park system in 1929 when the Talbot family donated 125 acres of land adjacent to Latourell Falls. Significant development of the park, however, began… read more

Honeyman State Park: Cleawox Picnic Area – Florence OR

Picnic shelter #1, Honeyman State Park - Florence OR

From 1936 to 1941, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed Honeyman State Park, just south of Florence, Oregon, under the supervision of the National Park Service (NPS).  The parkland had been purchased by the state from 1930 to 1936. Honeyman… read more

Johnson Creek Rockwork/Flood Control Project – Milwaukie OR

Three different federal relief agencies took on the challenge of Johnson Creek’s annual flooding during the New Deal period, beginning with Oregon’s SERA (State Emergency Relief Agency) efforts. Responsibility for the project was transferred to the PWA (Public Works Administration)… read more

Klamath Reservation Improvements – Chiloquin OR

“Almost immediately upon the initiation of CCC-ID work on the Klamath Reservation, several projects were outlined. Authority was granted to spend $25,000 to conduct CCC-ID conservation work. The first project, implemented on December 9, 1933, was coyote eradication. The second… read more