Western Kentucky University, Special Collections Library

Interview with Ellis Jones, Sr.

Date of Interview: 

Wed, 07/01/1987

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Subjects: 

Mammoth Cave National Park, Civilian Conservation Corps, CCC, Great Depression, World War II, Recreation

Call Number: 

FA 81 B2,F3

Ellis Jones talks about his experiences in the CCC at Mammoth Cave National Park, Camp 4. Topics include the Depression, mechanic work at the camps, tree planting, salary, camp projects, fire duty, free time, education programs, pranks, location of the camps, interactions among the camps, dating local girls, CCC relationships with the local community, CCC contributions, problems with the CCC, work after leaving the CCC, revisiting the campsite, and keeping in touch with the CCC alumni group. Mr. Jones also talks about his personal background. Tape index and transcript available.

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