Back L-R Marcia Bolin, Janet Nelson, Karen Thoennes, Mike Cleary
Front L-R Deb Shea, Ruth Plaster, Flo Bitzan
The 9th Annual Meeting of the Brandon History Center was held on October 8th at the history center. An election of officers was held with Mike Cleary becoming a board member and Hilda Bettermann leaving her position. Officers: Ruth Plaster President, Flo Bitzan Vice President, Karen Thoennes Secretary/Treasurer
The Civilian Conservation Corps(CCC) was a work relief program that gave millions of young men employment on environmental projects during the Great Depression. Considered by many to be one of the most successful of Roosevelt's New Deal programs. The CCC planted more than three billion trees and constructed trails and shelters in more that 800 parks nationwide during its nine years of existence. The CCC helped to shape the modern nation and state park systems we enjoy today. There is a great deal of information on these camps on the internet. Can you identify any of the men in these photos?
Joe Tamble is up front holding the bottle and wearing a tie and hat.
Joe Tamble is far left by the horse/donkey's.
Photos are courtesy of Mary Cariveau and Ann Combs who are granddaughters of Joe and Louise Tamble. The Tamble family were pioneers in Brandon.