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On June 3, 1934, local Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC) camps were granted the authority to enroll fifteen local men. The purpose behind the authorization was to bring in individuals with local knowledge and experience. The locals would be more familiar with the area and had certain training and experience that could be used to the camp’s advantage. Some of the locals enrolled at the camp were Bailess Simmons, Morris Beadles, Howard Sparks, David Chandler, Hugh Brooks, Wilburn Aden, Graden Featherstone and Joe McClure.