Civilian Conservation Corps allowed young men between the ages of 18-22 to join. The average age nation-wide was 18.5, so they were called "The CCC Boys." These young men are working with a pneumatic drill on the San Rafael Swell. Dermis Jensen, a rancher and trapper from Emery, was a supervisor of the San Rafael Bridge Project with the CCCs Company 529. He took this photograph of a couple of young men at work. Summertime in the Swell is very hot. Young men had to wear their uniforms for activities at the camp. Hurst Thygerson, a member of Company 959, said, "We had to be clean and you had to be reasonably respectable to go to chow, but that was in the main camp" --not the spike camps. So while working on the Swell, they are often seen without shirts.
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