Company 1229, Camp SCS-6

Machias, New York

     A Soil Conservation Service Camp near Buffallo New York from October, 25, 1935 through May 1936. Planted Trees, cut fire breaks surveyed ground.  First CCC camp of James F. Justin.  Camp Commander in this time frame was Capt. Gavin, known for wearing tall boots and wide topped calvary style pants.  Known as Bloomer Boy due to this wear by his men, who would sing a song by the same name that Started "Bloomer Boy, Bloomer Boy..."  and was a rewording of a popular song, perhaps one that went "Sailor Boy, Sailor Boy, won't you be...".   Anyone know this song?  The men would sing it in trucks on way out gates to work.  Another song would spell out Shovel and would be like S is for something or other, and was to the tune of Mother which spelled out that word.  Anyone know these words?

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Aunt Jemima on the Run A story by James Justin of Co. 1229 Camp SCS-6 Machias NY

Bed Check A story by James Justin of  Co. 1229 Camp SCS-6 Machias NY

Still Frozen Waters A story by James Justin of Co. 1229 Camp SCS-6 Machias NY

Yeah, But What About The Food? A story by James Justin of Co. 1229 Camp SCS-6 Machias NY

Biography of James F. Justin, Co. 1229 Camp SCS-6 Machias NY c.35-36, Co. 1295, Camp MC-54, Magnolia DE 1936-37

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