Orlon Mortensen, from Ferron, joined the CCCs and worked in Ferron Canyon. Boys between the ages of 18 - 22 could join the CCCs. They were paid $30 a month--$25 of which was sent home to their family, and they were given $5.00 spending money. They were provided food, clothing, beds, and personal items as part of their job. If they were good workers, they would be advanced to an operator or to an equipment or truck driver, as Orlon was.
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