Biography of Richard Albert Gillespie
CCCman, Priest River, Idaho & Edmison, New Jersey
My Dad was in the CCC's when he was 17 in Priest River, Idaho. His name is Richard Albert Gillespie from New Jersey. He said he cut timber and planted trees and worked with the Forestry Dept.. He was at Priest River in 1938 for a year and then he was in Edmison, New Jersey for a year.
The Priest River Chamber of Commerce pointed me in the right direction and I was able to show my Dad some pictures of the CCC work places on their website. Really neat to see that people today are reaping the benefits of the CCC's.
He enlisted in the Army after his tour with the CCC's. We would appreciate any information that you can offer on either of the above CCC camps.
----- H. Gillespie-Metzgar
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