Emery County (Utah); Civilian Conservation Corps; Mortensen, Orlon; CCC
Orlon Mortensen's buddies from the CCC camp in Ferron are shown here. Most of the kids were from similar circumstances, so they made friends easily and had good times and great memories. They had weekends off. Most towns held Friday night dances,...
Emery County (Utah); Civilian Conservation Corps; Company 959; Mortensen, Orlon; Ferron; CCC
Orlon Mortensen is standing second from the right with his CCC buddies in front of one of the Company 959 Base Camp buildings. The average age of CCC members was 18.5 years old, so they were known as the CCC Boys.
Owen Price was a local boy who joined Company 959. He said that most of the boys were from cities in Missouri. He labled this picture "Missouri Boys." Second from right is Cliff Oryall. "The one with the gun, Pinkston or 'Pinky.'"
Owen and some buddies from CCCs Company 959 in Ferron. The names are listed on the back of the picture, but not in order left to right. Pop Young, Otto Smith, Paul Stewart, Dallam Blackham, Clinton Mower, Lamar Petersen, Vernon Owman, Arden Wilcox,...
Emery County (Utah); Civilian Conservation Corps; Company 959; Price, Owen; Uniforms; CCC
The Civilian Conservation Corps took young men from ages 18 - 22 years old. The average age nation wide was 18.5 years, so they were referred to as the CCC Boys. One former member recalls, "They must have had warehouses full of Army surplus...