Western Kentucky University, Special Collections Library

Interview with James Dennison

Date of Interview: 

Sat, 06/27/1987

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Subjects: 

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

Call Number: 

FA 81 B2,F2

James Dennison describes his experiences in the CCC at Mammoth Cave National Park, Camp 2. Topics include training, the salary system, work assignments, free time, carpentry classes sneaking out of camp during a mumps quarantine, interactions among the camps, racial tensions, 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. Dennison also talks about his personal background. Tape index and transcript available.

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