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Pages of History: CCC boys enjoy feast

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, November 1939.

The annual Thanksgiving Day dinner was a highlight in the lives of the enrollees of Company 5478, Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp Gasquet as an elaborate spread of turkey and all the trimmings was served to the 150 young men and officers at the camp.

Arriving at Gasquet about two years ago, the company, originally organized in 1936, has aided in organizing and reconditioning the territory surrounding this district. In the three years that the company has been in existence, it has contained from time to time members from every state in Dixie, with only a few members actually from California.

Digging wells

Don Barroggi is having a new well dug at his home here by Fred Miller and William Marvin. They are down more than 30 feet with prospects of a good water supply year-round.

The Dewey Hansens have a new well 30 feet deep with over 2 feet of sweet, clear water. They are having a concrete curbing placed on it by Clarence Wallace.

On sale at Piggly Wiggly

Almonds – 2 pounds for 35 cents; fresh oysters – one pint 25 cents; oranges – 3 dz. 25 cents.

Fishing camp planned

Fully determined to do his part to put Del Norte on the map as a recreational mecca for California sportsmen, E.P. “Montana” White, owner of the Fireplace Motor Court  north of Crescent City, has purchased the Piling Hole Camp, which was started this spring by Ed Spence at the old road crossing on the lower Smith River.

White has a wide acquaintance among sportsmen along the Pacific Coast and is doing extensive advertising to induce his friends to come here for the fishing and hunting on Lake Earl and in Smith River.

At the Piling Hole Camp, 20 boats are now available to fishermen, providing a convenient place for anglers seeking the sport of trolling for the big Smith River chinooks and silvers.

Later on, there will be camping spots developed on the riverbank.

Armistice dance

An Armistice dance will be given by Post 966, V.F.W. at the Grange Hall in Harbor, Ore, on Nov. 11.

Music will be by the Night Hawks. Admission is 40 cents for the gents and 25 cents for the ladies, with a lunch costing 15 cents.

Flour sack sale

Laundered bleached flour sacks (100 pound bags) on special sale at 12 for $1.24, only at the Bay Bakery, 829 Second St.

Klamath flood control

The people and businesses of Klamath are to be complimented on their enterprise and foresight for securing the flood control hearing before the Army Core of Engineers.

The problem is one of great importance to the community, since the high waters of the stream have threatened to flood the lower river area in a damaging manner on numerous occasions in the past few years.

More than 100 persons attended the meeting.


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