CCC CAMPS NEAR BATES (OREGON)

 

By: Hazel Wood, Rosalie Averett, Winnie Smith

 

There was CCC Camp at the location of the Austin Junction State Highway yard during the 1930's and also one located in the meadow as you cross the river bridge at Camp Creek just below Lola O'Rorke's ranch.  Hazel and some of the other local girls would jump in the rumble seat of one of the girl's cars and go to the CCC Camps and get ran out of there every time, but would return and try to entice the boys away from there and end up getting run off again.  Walt Frazier worked at the CCC Camp at Camp Creek, so that gave Hazel and friends an excuse to go down there all of the time.  They attended several dances at the camp.