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Civilian Conservation Corps, Eugene District (Or.) photograph album
- 1933-1934 (Creation)
0.87 cubic feet; 1 flat box (20x24 inches)
Name of creator
Leo Rigel Taylor Burton was born on July 20, 1902, in San Francisco, California, and was enrolled in the the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933 and 1934. He served in Company 1921, a veterans company, on Project F-33 at Wolf Creek Camp in Roseburg, Oregon, as well as at the Skinner Butte Camp for the Headquarters Detachment in Eugene. Following his service in the CCC, Burton spent approximately ten years in Hawaii as a civilian employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before returning to live in the Eugene area. He participated in both the American Legion and the Veterans of World War I. Burton was a photography and stamp collecting enthusiast and was active in the Greater Eugene Stamp Society and Eugene Camera Club. He married Viola Belle Olson in 1941. Burton died in Lane County, Oregon on October 28, 1989.
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Scope and content
Photograph album documenting the history and activities of the Eugene (Oregon) District of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) from May 1933 to May 1934. The album was assembled by Leo R. T. Burton of the Skinner Butte Camp for the Headquarters Detachment and contains photographs of district camps and surrounding scenery, construction activities, and CCC officers and personnel. Also includes maps of each camp, monthly service reports, and work progress reports. Includes camps at Belknap, Bradford, Brice Creek, Cape Creek, Coquille, Crane Prairie, Devils Flat, Drew, Fall Creek, Gunter, Loon Lake, Mapleton, Maury, McKinley, Melrose, Oakridge, Powers, Reedsport, Remote, Rigdon, Seven-Mile Hill, Sisters, Sitkum, Steamboat, Tyee, Walker, and Wolf Creek.
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Collection is open for research.
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Additional photographs, papers, and other materials of Leo Burton are held by the Benton County Historical Society in Philomath, Oregon.
Preferred citation: Civilian Conservation Corps, Eugene District (Or.) photograph album, Album 380, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
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Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard), 2nd Edition.
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- Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) (Subject)