Schroeder Area Historical Society, Schroeder, Minnesota
The oral history of Kenneth Bonin describes his first visit to the North Shore of Lake Superior, Minnesota, and visit with his brother at a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, World War II military service in the Pacific theater, building Edwin Lundie Cabins with Joe Pecore, work at Reserve Mining in Silver Bay, Minnesota, and Erie Mining, Taconite Harbor, Minnesota, home building, Schroeder, Minnesota, life, running Gunderson Resort, Schroeder, Minnesota.
Image of CCC building in Hovland, MN, that was still standing and used for storage by possibly both the highway department and the forest service until the 1990s. Rock walls and stairs from this camp can still be seen on the Arrowhead Trail in Hovland.
Clarence Johnson talks about his work in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He describes the camp at Big Lake in Beltrami County, Minnesota and the various work assignments including fire prevention, firefighting, road building, tree planting, roadside cleanup and forest conservation.
Alfred (Irv) Nelson discusses his work with Company 708 of the Civilian Conservation Corps located at Rabideau Lake, South of Blackduck in Beltrami County, Minnesota. He describes the camp and camp life, and the various work projects including road building, tree planting, firefighting and fire prevention.
Cascade State Park walking bridge, steps, and path as made by the Spruce Creek CCC crews looks similar to much of the trail and portage work done by the CCC that still exists to this day. In fact the basic structure of the bridge shown is still the same.