Pictures of Skinner Butte Camp (5 of 6)

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Pictures of Skinner Butte Camp (5 of 6)


  • 1933 - 1934 (Creation)


photograph albums; black-and-white prints (photographs); 18 x 23 inches

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(1902 - 1989)

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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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Five photos show views of Skinner Butte camp, including the mess hall and members of the camp lined up outside for a group photo. Three photos show the train station where "casuals" are departing Eugene for home. Two photos show Marcia Jacobs and other young women from Eugene who entertained the camp members, known as the "Jolly Skitters." Shown also are Charles N. Branham, 1st Lieutenant 6th Coast Artillery Corps and Camp Commander, and Seth M. Kerron, Captain Medical Corps Reserve and Attending Surgeon.

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  • English

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Civilian Conservation Corps, Eugene District (Or.) photograph album, 1933-1934, Album 380, Item 17

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