Biography of Jim Davis

Fire Fighter, National Park Service, Camp Lost Creek, Camp LNP-1, Manzanita Lake, Lassen National Park, California

     In mid-spring 1942 I accepted employment as a forest fire fighter in Lassen Volcanic National Park in California. At that time there were two CCC Camps in the Park. One was the Mineral Camp located at Park HDQS on the south side of the Park and one on Lost Creek in the Manzanita Lake District (the north half of the Park). The Lost Creek Civilian Conservation Corps Camp had four or five members plus a cook. They and I comprised the fire and maintanance (housekeeping) crew until the camp closed on 6/30/42 and it's occupants left, leaving me alone. The Mineral Camp I believe was somewhat similiar and closed on the same date. One of it's members returned after the war to become the Park fire dispatcher.

     Many of the Lost Creek Camp buildings were moved during WW II to become employee housing at Manzanita Lake District HDQS.

-----  James G. Davis


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