Tavern at Towanda

Company 1377, Camp S-103-PA, Laquin, Pa.

     We Had A CCC Camp at Laquin,Pa. Hope I spelled it right. They would make a long truck trip to Towanda, Pa. on a Saturday night to the Taverns for relaxation. I am seventy four and was real small when the CCC camps were there. They had uniforms like the US Army and wore the old Campaign Hats. You would call them Smokey The Bear Hats, however the Army would call them Campaign Hats. Marine Drill Instructors wear them today. The Army should have kept them.

     Most of them were southerners and were a great bunch. I was about twelve at the time and this would have been about 1939. My Grandmother ran the tavern and they would come in the Tavern, and they would treat me as a brother.

     During that period it was The Great Depression and that is why President Roosevelt instituted the CCC. They sent money home to their families to help out and I believe they were paid $30.00 per month.

Curator's Note, From the NACCCA records this is clearly Camp S-103, and from the time frame it is Company 1377, the third company at that camp, the others being 387  in 1933 and 5464 in 1936.

----- rmarkward@stny.rr.com

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