Biography of Sam G. King

Co. 468, Oxford, AL

     I was in Co. 468 CCC at Oxford, AL. These were all Alabama boys. We along with another Company at Munford, Al (these were boys from NY) built the Cheaha Mountain State Park. They have a CCC museum there .

     I was enrolled in the fall of 1933. Apparently there was enrollment to bring the companies up to strength (200). My parents were dead and I had no way to qualify but they did enroll a few "experienced" people and I conned my way in as a cook. I was through high school (a little older than most boys). I could hunt and peck on the typewriter (still do) and had taken ROTC. Also I was dating my wife (she was in Chattanooga) and I was not interested in weekend passes and would stay in camp to answer the phone so someone else could get a pass. That way I could get several days off from time to time. In fact we married (secretely) while I was still in the CCC.

     I did join a National group with a Museum in St. Louis MO but dropped out several years ago.

-- Sam King

LINKS

Sam King next to Monument to the Tennessee CCC, Company 468 near Oxford, Alabama

Company 468 Company History, Camp SP-2-AL, Cheaha Mountain State Park, Alabama

Company 468 Group Photo Number One, Number Two, Sam King, Company 468 near Oxford, Alabama

Lookout Tower, Cheaha Mountain State Park, Sam King, Company 468 near Oxford, Alabama

Arch Bridge and Dam Built By CCC, Cumberland Mountain State Park, Company 3464, Camp SP-7-TN, Crossville, Tennessee

Monument to CCC in Cumberland Mountain State Park, Company 3464, Camp SP-7-TN, Crossville, Tennessee

Lake Built By CCC, Cumberland Mountain State Park, Company 3464, Camp SP-7-TN, Crossville, Tennessee

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