Biography of John J. Jurras

Educational Advisor/CCC Teacher, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

           I am an 95 year old ex CCC teacher/camp paper editor at Company 146, in Marshfield, Vermont in the Groton State Forest. I was an educational advisor supervisor which means I organized and taught classes to the CCC men.  During my tenure the men of Company 146 maintained a high ranking among other camps in our vicinity in educational activities.

         In addition to my teaching duties, I also edited and created the camp papers there from 1934-1938. One paper was named the Forest Crier, which was first printed about November 7, 1934. Issue No. 1 was six pages in length and consisted of mimeographed paper with a separate cover which held a portrait of Franklin Roosevelt done by Charles Antonia, a local man. Sections of the Crier would at times be reprinted in the national CCC paper, Happy Times.

         I also organized, lead and played on the camps Basketball team. This team, like other CCC camp teams, would compete with local teams in the county. 

         Pictures of my days at CCC Company 146 in Marshfield are below. More pictures are in the Spaulding High School Museum on Washington Street in Barre, Vermont.

         I attended Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont from 1925-1929, graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in education in 1933, received a second degree in education from NYU and taught school for thirty-six years at Greenwich High School, Greenwich. I then moved to California with my wife, Lorraine, and I now live in Palm Desert, California. I would be receptive to receiving communications from my old friends and you may do so by emailing my executor and nephew, Dr. Richard Darling, at rdarling1@dc.rr.com or phone him at 760-200-2766. Recently Ohio State University set up a web page that has pictures of my odyssey through life. If you would like to view it, you may do so here: http://www.ohiostatealumni.org/newscenter/jurras.php

         Thank you for visiting me here.

          Sincerely yours,

            John Jurras

            rdarling1@dc.rr.com

JOHN JURRAS' PHOTOS

Officer and Staff Dining Hall, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

A Visitor to CCC Camp 146, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

Dartmouth Ice Carnival, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

CCC Camp 146 Aerial View, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

Company Commander, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

Barracks, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

Barracks 2, 3, 4 and Supply House, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

Camp Dispensary and Company Doctor, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

John Jurras in Automobile, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

CCC Camp 146 Library Interior, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

CCC Camp 146 Library Exterior, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

Enrollees in front of Building, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

Enrollees lined up at work site, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

Enrollees posing with Tools, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

Company posing for Group Photo, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

Enrollees in snow with Foreman, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

Enrollees in camp with Educational Advisor John Jurras, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

CCC Camp 146 Recreation Hall, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

Train Station, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

John Jurras in Snow in Camp 146, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

John Jurras in Snowy Trees, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

John Jurras and other CCC Man on Skis, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

Pond in Groton State Forest Vermont, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

Children of Forester named Rutledge, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

Shelter on Osmore Pond, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

CCC Enrollee, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

View from Owls Head Mountain, John Jurras, Educational Advisor, Company 146, Camp S-51, Groton State Park, Marshfield, Vermont

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