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John Day in Grant County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Civilian Conservation Corps

Malheur National Forest

 
 
Camp Canyon Creek C.C.C. Company 1231 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Hann
1. Camp Canyon Creek C.C.C. Company 1231 Marker
Inscription. The CCC was created in 1933 to provide young men useful work during the Depression. Camp Canyon Creek (Company 1231) was established in 1937. The CCC built numerous facilities such as District offices, the John Day Compound, fire guard stations, lookout towers, campgrounds and other improvements.

The John Day Administrative Site was the most ambitious project constructed by the CCC on the Malheur N.F. The site was listed in 1986 on the National Register of Historic Places.

The contributions of the young men of the CCC, under the supervision of the US Army and the US Forest Service, are still found throughout the Malheur National Forest.
 
Erected 2009 by National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni, Chapter 4.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 44° 25.088′ N, 118° 57.539′ W. Marker is in John Day, Oregon, in Grant County. Marker is on Bremner Pass Road near West Main Street (Oregon Route 26), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: John Day OR 97845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Kam Wah Chung
Camp Canyon Creek C.C.C. Company 1231 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Hann, August 27, 2017
2. Camp Canyon Creek C.C.C. Company 1231 Marker
View of markers with CCC constructed District Ranger's residence in the background.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); John Day/Canyon City (approx. mile away); The Adventist Christian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); As told by an old timer (approx. 2.1 miles away); Welcome To Canyon City (approx. 2.1 miles away); Canyon City Mural (approx. 2.1 miles away); St Thomas Episcopal Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Welcome to Magone Lake (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in John Day.
 
More about this marker. Bremner Pass Road is a small access road leading into the Forest Service compound in John Day. It is not on most GPS navigation systems. To reach the marker from Highway 26 turn north towards the hospital on Ford Road. Bremner Pass road is the first road on the right as you head up the hill. The marker is visible as you head towards the compound on Bremner Pass Road. Park in the signed visitor parking at the left before you enter the gate into the fenced (and off limits) part of the compound.
 
Regarding Civilian Conservation Corps. This site is the
Camp Canyon Creek C.C.C. Company 1231 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Hann, August 27, 2017
3. Camp Canyon Creek C.C.C. Company 1231 Marker
View of markers from Bremner Pass Road.
John Day Administrative Site built by Company 1231 of the C.C.C. The camp itself was dismantled when it was disbanded during World War Two. It was located about 11 miles south of town along Canyon Creek. The location is now private property.
 
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Camp Canyon Creek C.C.C. Company 1231 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Hann, August 27, 2017
4. Camp Canyon Creek C.C.C. Company 1231 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Don Hann of Canyon City, Oregon. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Don Hann of Canyon City, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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