Biography of Charles A. Ferry

CCCMan, Company 703, Camp Caribou, Camp F-11, Lutsen, Minnesota

   I served in the Civilian Conservation Corps as an enrollee in 1933 and 1934. I was at CCC Company 703, Camp Caribou, Camp F-11. Lutsen, Minnesota. There was many different ratings and pay scales. They accepted people in the area, called them local woods men, (curator, probably Local Experienced Men). These were fathers of families. They paid them more than regular pay. We were paid $30.00 a month, $5.00 in camp. The balance was sent to your family.

   We planted trees when the season was right. Then we cut down dead trees and cleaned up brush in the forest in winter.

   The civilian conservation corps was a great help to everyone during the depression.

----- Charles A. Ferry

(Curator's Note, Sadly, Mr. Ferry passed away on March 14, 2005)

Ferry Charles A. Ferry, age 88 of Tempe, AZ, formerly of Delano, MN, passed away on 3/14/05. Preceded in death by parents; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters. Survived by loving wife of 64 years, 7 children; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Charles was a former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. Published in the Star Tribune on 3/17/2005.

Company 703 Group Photo, Small Combined Version, Large Combined Version, Large Left SideLarge Right Side, Charles A. Ferry, CCCMan, Company 703, Camp Caribou, Camp F-11, Lutsen, Minnesota

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