+menu-


  • Category Archives CCC in Olympic National Park
  • Find Your Park Forget Me Not

    National Register of Historic Places listings in Clallam County, Washington

    This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted February 12, 2016.

    HISTORIC PLACES IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

    15 Elwha River Hydroelectric Power Plant
    Elwha River Hydroelectric Power Plant
    December 15, 1988
    (#88002741)
    N end of Lake Aldwell
    48°05′42″N 123°33′18″W
    Port Angeles
    18 Glines Canyon Hydroelectric Power Plant
    Glines Canyon Hydroelectric Power Plant
    December 15, 1988
    (#88002742)
    N end of Lake Mills at Elwha River
    48°00′11″N 123°35′54″W
    Port Angeles

    Things happen that should always be remembered.

    ARE YOU AS SHOCKED AS I AM? Who knew that our Elwha River and Glines Canyon Hydroelectric power plants were placed on on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Clallam County, Washington on Dec 15, 1988?

    UNBELIEVABLE… Find Your Park Forget Me Not

    Built in 1910 and 1926 respectively, the Elwha dam (108 feet high) and Glines Canyon dam (210 feet high) provided the only power to a lumber mill town called Port Angeles, situated on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

    ————————————————————————-

    Just, a town called Port Angeles? Port Angeles WA has been our Rains family town for 96 years.

    Find Your park tell your story. Olympic National Park is my park, this is a continuation of my inside story, I have known the Olympic National Park from the inside out for over 70 years. I was an INHOLDER in at Sol Duc Hot Springs inside the  Olympic National Park in 1944 and I still am an ONP INHOLDER inside the park, on the Elwha River,  Sat Feb 13, 2016.

    Forget Me Not

    Things happen that should always be remembered.

    Who remembers? Who Cares?

    History is written by the victors. – Winston Churchill..

    ————————————————————————-

    SO WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARKS LAKES AND HISTORIC ELWHA RIVER HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS?

    Find Your Park Forget Me Not

    So, the tribes, along with environmental groups, began petitioning for restoration of the Elwha and its salmon runs. In 1992, their petitions were heard and President George H.W. Bush signed legislation to allow the federal government to buy the dams and begin conducting studies regarding the feasibility of their removal.

    Bush signed legislation… a document of historical interest, it’s only 8 pages long.

    January 3, 1992 H.R.4844 An Act To restore Olympic National Park and the Elwha River ecosystem and fisheries in the State of Washington.

    For local tribes and environmental advocates, it was time to go to work.

    Hundreds of environmental studies later, the decision to remove the dams was finalized.

    ————————————————————————-

    The Supplemental EIS lists the proposed flood mitigation contained in the 1996 Final Environmental Impact Statement and the proposed changes to that list.

    You can find the Supplemental EIS  a document of historical interest, it’s only 366 pages long at:

    http://www.nps.gov/olym/learn/nature/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=136240

    THEN WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARKS LAKES AND HISTORIC POWER PLANTS?

    ——————————————————————–

    World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After …

    news.nationalgeographic.com/…/140826-el…
    National Geographic Society

    Aug 27, 2014 – “Thirty years ago, when I was in law school in the Pacific Northwest, removing the dams from the Elwha River was seen as a crazy, wild-eyed …

    —————————————————————————

    Find Your park tell your story. Olympic National Park is my park.

    Who knew the Olympic National Park Altair and Elwha River’s Campgrounds Community Kitchens  were placed on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Clallam County, Washington on July 13, 2007?

    Find Your Park Forget Me Not

    The Campground Community kitchens were built by the CCC Elwha Camp #935, project 60 in 1933.

     

    2 Altair Campground Community Kitchen
    Altair Campground Community Kitchen
    July 13, 2007
    (#07000732)
    Approx. 4 mi. S of US 101
    48°00′42″N 123°35′30″W
    Port Angeles

    It’s a Place its a thing

    12 Elwha Campground Community Kitchen
    Elwha Campground Community Kitchen
    July 13, 2007
    (#07000735)
    3 miles south of U.S. Route 101 in Washington
    48°01′39″N 123°35′13″W
    Port Angeles

    Olympic National Park is my park

    13 Elwha Ranger Station
    Elwha Ranger Station
    July 13, 2007
    (#07000716)
    Approximately 3 miles southeast of WA 101 on the Olympic Hot Springs Rd.
    48°01′00″N 123°35′27″W
    Port Angeles

    The Olympic Hot Springs Road is my road.

    THIS ROAD WAS THE HISTORIC “GATEWAY TO THE OLYMPICS”

    Who remembers? Who Cares? History is written by the victors. – Winston Churchill..

    The National Park Service,  HISTORICALLY rewrites, renames, redirects, obscures, excludes, deletes and destroys,  much of the HISTORY of the Olympic National Park

    Things happen that should always be remembered. in 1909 The Olympic Hot Spring Resort  was a flourishing tourist destination.

    ————————————

    Find Your Park Forget Me Not

    Repairs and widening of 22 miles of the Olympic Hot Spring Road was done by  the CCC Elwha Camp #935, project 60 in 1933-1934.

    Access to the Olympic National Park interconnected ROAD AND TRAIL SYSTEM belongs to all of us.

    —————————————————————————–

    The Sol Duc River Shelter?

    The renamed as Canyon Creek Shelter, renumbered as #07000712, coordinates missing? image missing? Approximate distance from wherever? is and was  the Sol Duc Shelter.

    The Sol Duc River Shelter was my Shelter inside the Olympic National park in 1944.

    Who remembers? Who Cares? History is written by the victors. – Winston Churchill..

    The National Park Service,  HISTORICALLY rewrites, renames, redirects, obscures, excludes, deletes and destroys,  much of the HISTORY of the Olympic National Park

    30 North Fork Sol Duc Shelter Upload image
    July 13, 2007
    (#07000725)
    Approx. 9.5 mi. from North Fork Sol Duc Trailhead
    47°59′56″N 123°45′42″W
    Port Angeles
    5 Canyon Creek Shelter
    Canyon Creek Shelter
    July 13, 2007
    (#07000712)
    Approximately .9 miles north of the Upper Sol Duc River Trailhead
    Coordinates missing
    Port Angeles

    Find Your Park Forget Me Not

    It’s a Place… it’s in the Olympic National Park, tell your story, things happen that should never be forgotten.

    to be continued…

    ———————————————————————————

    There are 49 properties and districts listed on the National Register in Clallam County.

    This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in a map.[1]


  • Find Your Park Find Olympic Hot Springs?

    Olympic Hot Springs?

    Unaware that years ago Olympic Hot Springs was home to a legendary resort?

    The bottom line…

    “In addition, most of the Olympic Peninsula is part of the Olympic National Park and therefore closed to exploration”.

    You’ll never guess where I found that quote.

    ——————————————————-

    NOW, LET’S GET DOWN TO THE HISTORY OF…..

    Olympic Hot Springs – Arcadia Publishing

    About the author Born and raised in Port Angeles, author Teresa Schoeffel-Lingvall’s family owned and operated the Olympic Hot Springs resort for 60 years. She is proud to share the resort’s history on behalf of her family.

    Olympic Hot Springs

     

    The Olympic Hot Springs served as a destination resort in the Olympic Mountains near Port Angeles

    Opened to the public in 1909. In the years to follow, cabins, pools, and lodges were constructed along the hillside above Boulder Creek, and the beloved resort thrived with visitors.

    Olympic Hot Springs is located in Olympic National Park, Washington, United States. The springs contain 21 seeps near Boulder Creek, a tributary of the Elwha River.

    ———————————————————————

    Olympic Hot Springs – Arcadia Publishing

    https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/…/OlympicHotS
    Arcadia Publishing

    The Olympic Hot Springs served as a destination resort in the Olympic Mountains near Port Angeles … Andrew Jacobsen is considered the first to discover the springs, nestled 2,100 feet up in the Elwha River valley, in 1892. … In the years to follow, cabins, pools, and lodges were constructed along the hillside above Boulder …

    About the author Born and raised in Port Angeles, author Teresa Schoeffel-Lingvall’s family owned and operated the Olympic Hot Springs resort for 60 years. She is proud to share the resort’s history on behalf of her family.

    The Olympic Hot Springs served as a destination resort in the Olympic Mountains near Port Angeles, Washington, for 60 years. Andrew Jacobsen is considered the first to discover the springs, nestled 2,100 feet up in the Elwha River valley, in 1892. Today, individuals still hike up the Elwha trail to soak in the earthen pools of mineral water, unaware that years ago it was home to a legendary resort. While on a hunting trip in 1907, Billy Everett, “Slim” Farrell, and Charlie Anderson rediscovered the springs and began work developing the site of Olympic Hot Springs, hewing logs into wood baths and building a cabin and bathhouse along the hillside. Everett went on to become proprietor of the enterprise, which opened to the public in 1909. In the years to follow, cabins, pools, and lodges were constructed along the hillside above Boulder Creek, and the beloved resort thrived with visitors.

    In 1940, the resort was annexed into the Olympic National Park, and it was later closed in 1966.

    ————————————————————————–

    Not only am I aware that it was a legendary resort…

    I, have living memory, of when I was a girl, visiting the beloved  thrived with visitors ,OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS RESORT  with  my family.

    Like I said before, living at Sol Duc Hot Springs was pretty wild, a really great place for  working class families, cabins were affordable at $4.00 a night, a community kitchen for free picnicking, cars draped with drying towels, logger dads in suspenders and cut off pants, for frazzled stay at home moms, kids and the old folks too.

    By comparison, the Olympic Hot Springs Resort was a “swell” luxury resort with all of the  amenities for more well to do people.

    —————————————————–

    Statement on Olympic Hot Springs Resort

    by George C. Rains Sr  owner Sol Duc Hot Springs 1944-1953

    It was one of the finest public recreational facilities on the Olympic Peninsula..

    It was originally built and maintained by Everett and Harry Schoefell and family.

    His resort business was very successful for many years. Long leases and plans could be made to maintain and improve his business. When the Olympic Nation Park put the squeeze on Harry Schoefell by giving a lease for only one year at a time. This put a squeeze on improvement programs and you had nothing certain to make improved facilities and maintenance work for the future.

    I was told by Harry Schoefell that all he received in the end from ONP was $10,000.00 for all of his years of work.

    Documented Click here to read the statements of George Rains.

    NOW AND THEN OLYMPIC HOT SPRING RESORT

    Under the stewardship of the National Park System?

    The Olympic Hot Springs resort was abandoned by Olympic National Park and left to deteriorate, after letting nature take its course, of course it was crushed flat with snow.  They say it was eventually torn down? In fact it was obliterated, it was destroyed  completely so that nothing was left, but two small hot mineral pools.  The Olympic Hot Springs Road to the resort was also abandoned by the Olympic National Park and left to deteriorate

    ————————————————————–

    The Olympic Hot Springs Road, was historically called

    The Gate Way to the Olympic National Park?

    (all historical reference has been wiped)

    ————————————————

    Documentation 1933-1934 widening, repairs and maintenance

    The Olympic Hot Springs Road

    The work program Project 60, outlined for both the main Elwha Camp and the side camp at Slab Camp in the hills southeast of Port Angeles included the construction of roads …. Work plans also called for the widening and straightening of the Olympic (Boulder Creek) Hot Springs Road plus the improvement of several campgrounds (PAEN 1933, 10 June).By early 1934, twenty-two miles of road were completed by the Elwha CCC crews 935. A small crew was about to begin widening the road to Olympic (Boulder Creek) Hot Springs

    —————————————————————–

    Under the ownership/stewardship of the National Park System?

    The beloved Olympic Hot Springs resort, that thrived  with visitors and recreational opportunities, on public land was obliterated and returned to wilderness for the benefit of “We the People” by Olympic National Park.

    35 years ago in 1997 , There was a narrow overgrown trail to what was left of the Olympic Hot Springs, I took my two preteen nieces on a hike to see what was left

    Under the ownership/stewardship of the National Park System?

     1997  All that was left of the beloved resort were two small pools of steaming mineral water with several naked hikers lounging on logs. Unaware that years ago it was home to a legendary resort?

    The area around the pools was contaminated with human excrement.

     I never went back, is the trail to the Olympic Hot Springs still there?

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee George C. Rains Sr. Estate

    ———————————————————————

    Last report on the OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS

    Olympic Hot Springs Closed After Dead Body Found | The …

    outdoor-society.com/olympichotspringsclosed-after-dead-body-found/

    On Monday, October 26 2015 Olympic Hot Springs Closed After Dead Body Found

    On Monday, a body was discovered in the Olympic Hot Springs in the Elwha Region of Olympic National Park. The discovery forced the closure of the hot spring areas of one of America’s most popular National Parks. The news is sad, as it appears the 61 year old deceased man from Silverdale, WA died from natural causes. Because the body was discovered in the hot springs, Park officials have decided to close the pools for health and safety concerns.

    The Elwha Region is already mostly closed to access due to the repairs of the Whiskey Bend Road leading to some of the best hikes in the area. With the closure of the Hot Springs, the Elwha might be a place to skip for a few weeks??? until things return to normal.

    ——————————————————–

     Update Feb. 6, 2016… last ONP updates?

    Current Road Conditions – Olympic National Park (U.S. …

    Olympic Hot Springs (Elwha) Road Closed (storm damage) 1/17/16
    The road is closed due to a washout just north of Elwha Campground, about 1 mile from the park boundary. Closed to public entry beyond the washout.

    Trail Conditions – Olympic National Park (U.S. National Park .

    Boulder Creek Trail Trailhead to Olympic Hot Springs 2.5 miles 1800′ to 2061′ Olympic Hot Springs Road closed to all public entry beyond the road washout by the Elwha Campground.

    —————————————————————————

     Feb. 6, 2016 online Planning your summer vacation?

    Visiting the Elwha Valley – Olympic National Park (U.S. …Pl

    www.nps.gov/olym/…/visiting-the-elwha.htm
    National Park Service

    The Elwha Valley is located in the central northern area of Olympic National Park. … The Olympic Hot Springs Road and Whiskey Bend Road offer sightseeing …

    ———————————————————-

     Feb. 6, 2016 online Hiking Resources?

    Olympic Hot Springs — Washington Trails Association

    www.wta.org › Find a Hike › Hiking Guide
    Washington Trails Association

    Hiking Resources … Olympic Hot Springs. OlympicOlympic Peninsula — Northern Coast … Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula (Romano – Mountaineers Books).

    ————————————————————

    Feb. 6, 2016 online trip adviser and camp sites?

    Olympic Hot Springs (Olympic National Park, WA): Address …

    www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g143047-d146058…
    TripAdvisor

    Olympic Hot Springs, Olympic National Park: See 16 reviews, articles, and 9 … the camp sites of the Olympic National Park and the Washington State camp sites.

    —————————————————-
    The bottom line…. I found the quote on the following 270 page report
    file.dnr.wa.gov/publications/ger_gm25_geothermal_res_wa_500k.pdf

    SPRINGS iftc.iuded. in; a; s.gna’M by the. S:.vw,\. OLYMPIC. HOT SPRINGS. SOL DUC ….. studies ted to …. ment of Natural Resources, or the Washington State.

    ————————————————————————-

    The bottom line….
    In addition, most of the Olympic Peninsula is part of the Olympic National Park  and therefore closed to exploration.
     ———————————–

  • Find Your Park – Find the Elwha River

    Find Your Park – Centennial (U.S. National Park Service)

    www.nps.gov/subjects/centennial/findyourpark.htm
    National Park Service

    The National Park Service invites you to find your park! In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service in 2016

    Find your Park and Share your story.

    ———————————————————————-

    Olympic National Park is my park and this is my inside story

    Things that happen in the OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK  ON THE ELWHA RIVER should always be remembered

    Sep 11, 2011 “SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER” … was an invitation

    1970 -1973  “SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER” recreational campsites destroyed

    SUMMER 1976 “SHALL WE LIVE AT THE ELWHA RIVER” NEVERMORE

    Feb 5, 2016  “SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER” NEVERMORE

    ————————————————————-

    The bottom line- ALWAYS BRING THE BOTTOM LINE TO THE TOP

    FEB 5, 2016 SHALL WE GATHER AT THE ELWHA RIVER?

    And, join in the Olympic National Park In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service?

    Feb 5, 2016 SHALL WE GATHER AT THE ELWHA RIVER? for recreation

    Quoth the raven “NEVERMORE”

    Indeed, The raven seems to further instigate the distress with its constant repetition of the word “NEVERMORE”

    ————————————————————-

    MY PARK,  MY ELWHA RIVER’S  UNORTHODOX EULOGY

    Our family private Inholder Elwha River lots are presumed dead, they have been washed away, and all access is being denied to us by the Olympic National Park
    Contrary to what is usually written, what is traditional spoken, or accepted, this written eulogy IS TO DOCUMENT THE CAUSE OF DEATH OF OF OUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY ACCESS, FULL USE AND ENJOYMENT, located in the Elwha River Valley inside the Olympic National Park, by the National Park System.

    ——————————————————

    CAUSE OF DEATH?  YOU DECIDE?

    DROWNING?  AFTER? YEARS OF WATER BOARDING PUNISHMENT?

    —————————————————————————

    PLEASE NOTE

    This nearly 5000 word posting shall be divided into separate, smaller, in more detail, in more manageable individual comments and emailed out to whom it may concern.

    ——————————————————————–

    Sep 11, 2011 “SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER” was an invitation

    Port Angeles, WA – Long-time local invites public as guests …

    www.citizenreviewonline.org/2011/Sep/invitation_to_remember.html

    Sep 11, 2011 – Shall We Gather At The River on Sat. … The Rains Family wants to share their beautiful Elwha River property with those who would prefer a …

    Sept 5, 2011 Port Angeles, WA – Long-time local invites public as guests to gather on inholder property for a ‘time of remembrance’ for two lakes to be lost to dam destruction

    Posted 9/11/2011

    THIS IS YOUR INVITATION

    “Shall We Gather At The River”

    Sat. Sept. 17, 2011

    The public is invited to be our guest at the Rains Family ONP [Olympic National Park] Inholders property

    Located on the Olympic Hot Springs Road

     For a time of remembrance of what used to be

    Two of the finest public recreational areas on the Olympic Peninsula

    Lake Mills – Lake Aldwell

    Clean energy – Flood control

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee George C. Rains Sr. Estate

    __________________________________________________________

    THESE ARE ANSWERS and comments TO YOUR ONLINE QUESTIONS

     “Shall We Gather At The River” on Sat. Sept. 17, 2011

    Prepare for a primitive day hike, sack lunch, bottled water, pack it in, pack it out.

    This is an opportunity to visit and walk in a place that may soon be lost to the wilderness.

    This is simply an invitation..

    With so many planned events on Sept. 17, 2011, there is no way for anyone to anticipate how many guests we will have.

    There is a rest room at the small camp ground.

    There is a parking lot at the ONP gate.

    We are planning to have Rains Family Inholder property owners at both the ONP gate and at the entrance road to our inholder property.

    Those who attend will be referred to as invited guests of the Rains family.

    I  commit myself to being at our ONP Inholders property from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011  and  I am extending an invitation to the public to be our guest on our private Inholder property.

    The Rains Family wants to share their beautiful Elwha River property with those who would prefer a walk by the river to a gathering at the Pier to watch TV.

     Go West on Highway 101, turn left up the Olympic Hot Springs Road (just before the Elwha Bridge). The Rains Property is through the ONP gate and about 3 miles up the road on your right.

    Retired council mentioned the following;

    ——————————————————-

    Tell Your story, things happen that should always be remembered.

    With the publicity generated by the June 28, 2011 PDN [Peninsula Daily News] front page picture of Pearl  Rains Hewett and story

     

    2016 Share your Story,  things happen that should always be remembered

    Olympic National Park mea culpa: ‘Inholder’ blocked from …

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/…/30628999…
    Peninsula Daily News

    Jun 28, 2011Pearl Rains Hewett stands at a blockade on Olympic Hot Springs Road in Olympic National Park on Monday. — Photo by Chris …

    PORT ANGELES — A family with 91-year-old roots in Clallam County was denied vehicle access Saturday onto trust land they own within Olympic National Park.

    Park officials Monday called the incident a misunderstanding.

    Pearl Rains Hewett said Monday that as an “inholder” — an owner of private property within a national park — her sister, Violet Kono of Redmond, should have been allowed to drive Saturday to family property on the Elwha River that lay past a locked gate on Olympic Hot Springs Road, beyond which road construction was taking place.

    Hewett was allowed to drive past the gate Monday after she contacted the Peninsula Daily News and the newspaper inquired about the incident.

    “I would like the national park to be put on notice that you shouldn’t have to go to that extreme to have access to your property,” she said. “Inholders have rights. We pay taxes to Clallam County every year to property on the Elwha.”

    Park Chief Ranger Collin Smith, who was out of town last week, was apologetic.

    “There were some internal communication issues there,” Smith said Monday afternoon.

    “Had I known the road was paved at that point, I would have told [Ranger] Sean [Davis] to let her go through. It was a misunderstanding. Where we made a mistake here is, we should have tried to provide access to them because they’re inholders.”

    Olympic National Park has about 100 inholders mostly at Lake Crescent, Lake Ozette, Lake Quinault and the Oil City area near the mouth of the Hoh River, Smith said.

    Olympic Hot Springs Road will be open to full vehicle access by Wednesday, he added.

    For about three weeks, workers have been repairing the road’s Fisherman’s Corner in preparation for truck traffic generated by the tear-down of the Glines Canyon Dam and its sister edifice, the Elwha Dam, beginning Sept. 17.

    Olympic Hot Springs Road leads to Glines Canyon Dam.

    Traffic will be restricted along the road after Aug. 1 beginning just south of Altair Campground, which will remain open.

    That’s when workers from Barnard Construction Co. Inc. of Bozeman, Mont., will begin traveling the road heavily and staging equipment for the $27 million removal of both dams, intended to restore the Elwha River’s sharply depleted salmon run.

    Hewett said earlier Monday that her sister was told road construction was taking place and that no public vehicles were allowed beyond the gate, Hewett said.

    While Davis was telling the 67-year-old Kono on Saturday morning that the only way she could reach her family property was to hike 2 to 3 miles, a representative of concessionaire Olympic Raft & Kayak and a park biologist unlocked the gate with their own keys and drove through, Hewett said.

    “The worst part was they let a concessionaire up the road, but they won’t let an inholder in,” Hewett said, describing the family-trust property “a very beautiful, special and spiritual place” where family members gather for memorials and the Fourth of July.

    Hewett contended that inholders, as in-park landowners, hold a different legal status than the general public.

    “I think it’s important for us to object to private property rights being violated by anyone, especially when it’s a family that’s lived here for such a long time,” Hewett said.

    Hewett’s grandfather, Osco Rains, (correction George C. Rains Sr) was 6 when he and his family moved to Port Angeles in 1920, Hewett said.

    At one point, the family owned 3,000 acres on the North Olympic Peninsula. They now own 900 acres.

    Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-417-3536 or at paul.gottlieb@peninsuladailynews.com.

    —————————————————————–

    AND THE REST OF MY STORY…

    2016 Share your Story of the National Park Park

    Things happen that should always be remembered

    ACCESS DENIED AND THE REST OF THE STORY

    Access Denied – Olympic Hot Springs Road blockaded and the “rest of the story” – by Pearl Rains Hewett

    Posted 7/26/2011 Access Denied – Olympic Hot Springs Road blockaded and the “rest of the story” by Pearl Rains Hewett

    On June 28, 2011 an article “Access Denied”  with my picture was on the front page of the Peninsula Daily News.

    As Paul Harvey would say, here is “The rest of the story.” for your enjoyment.

    On June 28, 2011 Paul Gottlieb PDN [Peninsula Daily News] called me and asked if I  would meet a photographer at the blockade on the on the Olympic Hot Springs Road, where my sister and her husband had been refused entry,. I said “Sure”  Paul said, “If you both leave now, Chris Tucker will meet you at the gate.”

    I got to the gate first, parked my car and walked over to a little blond guard. I said, “I am an Inholder and I want to go up to my property.”

    She said, “you can’t go in , only people that have business can go through.”

    I said “I have business, I am an Inholder and my property is up the road.”

    The little blond said, “Is your house up there?”

    I said, “No, but, (I saw a black car pull in and park) You see that guy over there? (Chris was walking toward us) He is a photographer from the Peninsula Daily News and he is here to take a picture of you refusing me entry to my property.”

    The little blond looked at Chris and then back at me and said “I have to make a phone call”.

    Chris, had a camera in his hand, we introduced ourselves, I told Chris that I had just been refused entry. We waited about two minutes and the little blond came over and said “You can go right in”.

    Chris asked to take a picture of me in front of the gate, he took 3 or four pictures and then he said, “Now can I have one of you, not smiling?”

    It was a fleeting victory, entry was only made possible by the power of the press.

    See the following if you are interested in the rest, of the rest of the story.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    ———————————————————————-

    THE REST OF THE – REST OF MY STORY

    Things happen in the Olympic National Park,  should always be remembered

    Click here to read the statements of George Rains.

    1944 OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK CONSPIRACY EXPOSED

    The notarized document  “Conspiracy Exposed” was written on Oct. 8,1992 by George C. Rains Sr. when he was 77 years old.

    The referenced “Conspiracy” was exposed in a conversation at Sol Duc Hot Springs between the acting Olympic National Park Superintendent Preston Macy and my father George C. Rains Sr. in 1944.

    “George, I should not tell you this, but the long range plan of the National Park Service is to take the whole Olympic Peninsula over and put it in the Olympic National Park and move everyone off the Olympic Peninsula.”

    The proof of this conspiracy has and is being proven in the step by step acquisition of private and DNR land by the National Park Service, as this is being written and during the last 19 years from 1992 to 2011.

    The nine page summary includes some of the 48 year history of Clallam County from 1944 to 1992 and is his proof of the conspiracy.

    It’s a good read from a historical standpoint and a cautionary statement to the citizens of Clallam County.

    Could this happen to Clallam County by imminent domain, isolation, regulation, restriction and/or economic starvation?

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    AS done, proposed or referenced in 1992 document
    Sol Duc Hot Springs
    Olympic Hot Springs
    Four Seasons
    Pacific Ocean Coast
    Lake Ozette
    Quinault River
    Lake Quinault
    Lake Mills property loss of fishing
    Removal of Lake Mills Dam loss of flood control and electricity
    Lake Aldwell loss of fishing
    Removal of Lake Aldwell Dam loss of flood control and electricity
    Glines Canyon Dam
    North West Marine sanctuary
    56 miles of tidelands
    Eminent domain of Lake Crescent private property
    Million dollar sewer treatment plant
    Clallam County Roads around Lake Crescent
    Why the Lake Crescent property taken from Jack Olsen became the summer home of  Chief Justice Douglas of the US Supreme court?
    Elwha River Private recreational park destroyed
    Lake Crescent purchase of 79.81 acres of land for $410,000.00
    Control of wetlands
    Taking of corridors on rivers and streams (200 foot?)
    Excessive fees and taxes
    Taking of private property and property rights

    If you have read this far, and are interested in a copy of the full nine page document please contact me.
    Pearl Rains Hewett
    phew@wavecable.com
    (360) 417-9452

    —————————————————–

    “SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER” is a dam shame

    Tell your story, things happen in the Olympic National Park,  should always be remembered.

    Port Angeles, WA – Long-time local invites public as guests to gather on inholder property for a ‘time of remembrance’ for two lakes to be lost to dam destruction

    Saturday, September, 17, 2011 Elwha Dams removal threatens family properties

    by Lois Krafsky-Perry
    Citizen Review Online

    Photos by Lois Krafsky-Perry

    Clallam County, WA – As a large Elwha Dam removal celebration with a reported 400 invited guests was being held on a lower part, of the river, Pearl Rains Hewett and her family held an informal, by invitation only, memorial gathering at their Elwha River property located off Highway 101, west of Port Angeles, up the old Olympic Hot Springs Road. Approximately 50 guests gathered on Saturday, September 17th, at the Rains property for the all-day event. King 5 TV also attended and did an interview with Ms. Rains-Hewett.

    It was necessary to stop at the ranger station and give information and name to Lyn B, the ranger. He said it was not required to pay or show a pass. However, the approach lane had been blocked off, making it necessary to make the stop there.

    Congressional (6th District) candidates Jesse Young and Bob Sauerwein attended the Saturday event, as well as Port Commissioner Jim McEntire, who is running for Clallam County Commissioner District 1.

    The event was in remembrance and celebration of the Rains family’s father George Rains Sr. and his influence, with history of their Clallam County properties, located on the Elwha River.

    Rains-Hewett, concerned for the future of her children and grandchildren, is making a plea to save their river property. The family is concerned about future destruction or their property, which is intended to go to the family members who will be inheriting their properties.

    The mother of three also has ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was joined at the river with her brother George Rains Jr. and sister Violet Rains Kono, Windy Baulden, as well as Pearl’s daughter Joni Howard, who helped with the event. Several other family members also attended.

    When the upper dam was opened in 1976, it flooded the Rains property. Now the threat by dam removal has risen again, and Pearl wants the federal government to consider their plight. She has documented events and is willing to talk to anyone who will listen, on behalf of her family, as well as other land and river owners. She has done much research and is networking with others, who are having similar problems.

    There are many faceted problems facing her and her family. She has documented information from her father, who recorded lists of original in-holders. Many of them are also suffering the threat of land and river tragedies in the future, if the release of water and silt is not stopped somehow.

    When asked, ” What do you want?” she replied that she wants her family and other property owners in Clallam County to have the right to own and keep their own properties.

    Approximately $325 million federal tax dollars has been spent by taxpayers on the Elwha Dams removal.

    There are also major threats to private property owners being felt across the United States, with fear of additional dam destruction and the loss of private property ownership that would cause.

    —————————————————–

    back to  Sep 11, 2011 “SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER”  was an invitation

    ACCESS DENIED it would be more damaging for ONP to deny access to an Inholder, than to let us in.

    Their is no law that denies my right to invite guests to my private property.

    The sign inside the ONP, on the entrance road, at the gate to our property, states for property owners and guests.

    ONP may try to deny us access for security reasons, using court intervention.

    How can ONP legally deny Inholders and their guests access to private property?

    If ONP has security issues they can barricade the Olympic Hot SpringsRoad beyond our Inholder access road.

    The one thing I am sure of is, on Saturday Sept. 17, 2011, I would rather be walking our beautiful Elwha River property than go down to the Pier to watch a big screen TV, listen to a band and dance.

    This is a time to remember, walk, talk, enjoy the beauty of the day and make plans for our future.

    Photographs? The Elwha River is beautiful, deer, elk, moss covered trees, an occasional spotted owl and perhaps even a sighting of the endangered marbled Merlette.

    We are miles away from the event at the Dam.

    It is my belief that when the Dams are removed, there won’t be any reason to maintain the Olympic Hot Springs Road.

    With the Olympic Hot Springs Road gone “Access will not only be denied, it will be impossible”.

    I believe the ONP portion of the Elwha River Valley will become an inaccessible “Wilderness Area” before the spring of 2012.

    I for one, am not satisfied with watching the invited 400 celebrate our loss on a big screen at the pier.

    If we are refused vehicle entry, we may be taking a little longer walk.

    If I am denied access, I will be at the ONP gate.

    I look forward to seeing you.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee George C. Rains Estate

    ————————————————————————

    Tell Your story, things happen that should always be remembered.

    Documented Click here to read the statements of George Rains.

    THE ELWHA RIVER VALLEY – WHAT USED TO BE

    OLYMPIC HOT SPRING RESORT

    This Public recreational facility, on public land was destroyed and returned to wilderness for the benefit of “We the People” by Olympic National Park.

    It was one of the finest public recreational facilities on the Olympic Peninsula..

    It was originally built and maintained by Everett and Harry Schoefell and family.

    His resort business was very successful for many years. Long leases and plans could be made to maintain and improve his business. When the Olympic Nation Park put the squeeze on Harry Schoefell by giving a lease for only one year at a time. This put a squeeze on improvement programs and you had nothing certain to make improved facilities and maintenance work for the future.

    I was told by Harry Schoefell that all he received in the end from ONP was $10,000.00 for all of his years of work.

    NOW AND THEN OLYMPIC HOT SPRING RESORT

    The resort was abandoned and left to deteriorate, eventually torn down and the road leading to it was removed  by ONP. This Public recreational facility, on public land was destroyed and returned to wilderness for the benefit of “We the People” by Olympic National Park.

    There used to be an unmaintained trail to what was left of the resort, 35 years ago, I took my two nieces on a hike to Olympic Hot Springs.

    All that was left were two small pools of steaming mineral water with several naked hikers lounging on logs. The area around the pools was contaminated with human excrement.

     I never went back, is the trail to the Olympic Hot Springs still there?

     I Pearl Rains Hewett, have living memory, of when I was a girl, visiting OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS RESORT with  my family and swimming in the pool of mineral water.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee George C. Rains Sr. Estate

    ——————————————————————————

     Tell Your story, things happen that should always be remembered.

    1970 -1973  SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER recreational campsites destroyed

    Documented Click here to read the statements of George Rains.

    I developed one of the finest recreational campground facilities the Elwha River area has ever known. We subdivided and developed it into campsites with underground electricity, water system, good roads and restroom facilities.

    NUMBER OF INHOLDER CAMPSITES SITES DESTROYED BY OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK? 1970-1973- 1976- 2016?

    INHOLDERS ELWHA PARK RECREATIONAL CAMPSITES

    Hand written sales by George C. Rains Sr. Dated Sept. 22, 1970
    Hand written income by George C. Rains Sr. ending Dec. 1973

    TOTAL CAMPSITES (133) Documented
    OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD CLALLAM COUNTY WA
    NUMBER OF CAMPSITES SITES DESTROYED BY OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK?
    NUMBER OF DESTROYED SITES PURCHASED BY OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK?

    I developed one of the finest recreational campground facilities the Elwha River area has ever known. We subdivided and developed it into campsites with underground electricity, water system, good roads and restroom facilities.

    NOTE: This campground area is where we will gather at the river.

    ( Private recreational campground developments are no longer allowed in Clallam County)

     In the course of the development I noticed a small breach through a narrow strip of land on the south end of the big island which is owned by the Park (ONP). I could foresee a lot of damage if something was not done to protect the property below and the Olympic Hot Springs Road. I contacted Del Hur Industries to get an estimate on what it would cost to plug the breach and put in a small rock dike to prevent further damage to our property and the road.

    After getting the estimate I contacted the Park (ONP) people, and they would do nothing to help remedy the situation. I also offered to provide free from cost all of the rip rap from our rock quarry on Little River.

    The problem was ignored. Finally some time later the river came up high enlarging the breach and washing out a section of the Olympic Hot Springs Road, and cut a channel through our development and took out our bridge.

    The Olympic Hot Springs Road had to be rebuilt by moving it to higher ground on the hillside. At a later date when I was in the area after the road was rebuilt, I noticed men working with a drilling outfit on the east side of the new road. Federal highway crews were doing the work and testing the fault area above the Olympic Hot Springs Road. They informed me that if the rock dike was not build that to keep the river in its original channels, more of the area east of the road would slip into the river. They informed me that the whole hillside for a great distance up the hill was  nothing but a fault ready to sink into the river if the problem was not corrected.

    To this day they (ONP) has done nothing to remedy the threat and a good portion of our property was destroyed through their (ONP) sheer negligence. The National Park Service has no respect for private property ownership and rights.

    —————————————————————————–

    Tell Your story, things happen in Olympic National Park should always be remembered.

    Summer 1976 documented by Pearl Rains Hewett personal account

    My two sons, Delane R. Hewett, Gregory W. Hewett  and I were going to spend the entire summer on my mother’s recreational lot on the Elwha River.  In a beautiful mobile home with a large windowed sunroom attached. Even after the wide spread damage to the recreational area, we still had water and electricity. The extended members of the Rains family were enjoying a carefree summer, the boys fished, sat around the bonfire, hiked, explored and enjoyed an the enchanted ambiance of nature.

    There were occasional sudden releases of water from the Dam that created high water on the river. It concerned me, I reported it to the ONP, we were living out there and we should be notified.

    SUMMER 1976 NOTHING PERSONAL?

    I woke up in the middle of the night to the roaring sound of rushing water, I went to the back door and the water was running over two feet high up onto the steps of the mobile home. I immediately woke up the boys, “We have to get out of here”. In the dark we grabbed what belongs we could fit in the car and drove away. This can be Documented by Sandy Rains, we woke her up and found shelter at her house on that horrendous night  and stayed at she and my brother, George C. Rains Jr. home until we found a rental.

    The entire mobile home and sunroom, where my son’s and I were sleeping, was washed away. The only thing remaining of our private Inholder’s development was the concrete slab and the electrical box.

    Sep 11, 2011 “SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER”  was an invitation

    1970 -1973  SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER recreational campsites destroyed

    SUMMER 1976 “SHALL WE LIVE AT THE ELWHA RIVER… NEVERMORE

    Feb 5, 2016  “SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER” is a dam shame

    Feb 5, 2016 Quoth the raven NEVERMORE…..

    The raven seems to further instigate the distress with its constant repetition of the word “Nevermore“.

     Did you or someone you know own one of destroyed sites?

    Tell Your story, things happen that should always be remembered.

    George C. Rains Jr.,  Delane R. Hewett and Gregory W. Hewett are documented legal Inholder property owner’s on the Elwha River.

    We Shall Gather At The River on Sept 17, 2011 in remembrance of all that we have lost.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee of the George C. Rains Sr. Estate

    Inholder and legal owner of Elwha property

    The raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word “Nevermore“.

    FourC Newsletter 2011.09.15

    fourcsite.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/…/FourC-Newsletter-2011.09.15.pd…

    Sep 17, 2011 – Invitation to the Elwha River 9/17 … This weekend the destruction of the dams on the Elwha River will be … “Shall We Gather at the River“.

    In this Issue:
    * Invitation to the Elwha River 9/17
    * Agenda 21 – Why Should You Care?
    This weekend the destruction of the dams on the Elwha River will be “celebrated” in
    Port Angeles. There are many differing opinions as to the reasoning behind the removal of the dams and the potential benefits or devestation that it will cause. The Peninsula Daily News has posted the “celebration” events scheduled for Saturday.
    It is also note worthy to share with you an invitation by Pearl Rains Hewett, an Olympic
    National Park inholder, to gather one more time at the banks of the Elwha before the
    dams are removed. Please see invitation below. Seattle TV stations, King 5 News
    and channel 9 have contacted Mrs. Hewett to cover the event.
    “Shall We Gather at the River”
    Saturday, September 17, 2011
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    The public is invited to be our guest at the
    Rains Family Olympic National Park inholders property
    Located on the Olympic Hot Springs Road
    The Rains Family wishes to share their beautiful Elwha River property with those who
    would prefer a walk by the river to a gathering at the Pier to watch TV.
    Prepare for a primitive day hike, sack lunch, bottled water, pack it in, pack it out.
    This is an opportunity to visit and walk in a place that may soon be lost to the
    wilderness.
    This is simply an invitation..
    With so many planned events on Sept. 17, 2011, there is no way for anyone to
    anticipate how many guests we will have.
    There is a rest room at the small camp ground.
    There is a parking lot at the ONP gate.
    We are planning to have Rains Family inholder property owners at both the
    ONP gate and at the entrance road to our inholder property.
    What is an “inholder” in the Olympic National Park?
    An inholder is any person that owns private property located inside of the park.
    The property is in Clallam County and property tax are paid to Clallam County. According to the Peninsula Daily front page story “Access Denied” dated June 28, 2011, the
    re are only 100 inholders left in Clallam County.
    This will be a time of remembrance of what used to be -Two of the finest public recreational areas on the Olympic Peninsula Lake Mills and Lake Aldwell
    I look forward to seeing you there,
    Pearl Rains Hewett
    Trustee George C. Rains Sr. Estate
    As a guest of the Rains family, you cannot be denied access by park officials
    For further information on this and other issues, you may go to:

    FourC NEWSLETTERS | fourcsite.org

    fourcsite.org/newsletters/newsletter/

    FourC NEWSLETTERS. 2014 FourC NEWSLETTERS … FourC Newsletter 2011.09.22 · FourC Newsletter 2011.09.15 · FourC Newsletter 2011.09.08 · FourC …

    —————————————————————–
    The bottom line- ALWAYS BRING THE BOTTOM LINE TO THE TOP

    FEB 5, 2016 SHALL WE GATHER AT THE ELWHA RIVER?

    And, join in the Olympic National Park In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service?

    Feb 5, 2016 SHALL WE GATHER AT THE ELWHA RIVER? for recreation

    Quoth the raven “NEVERMORE”

    Indeed, The raven seems to further instigate it’s  distress with its constant repetition of the word “NEVERMORE”


  • Find Your Park History Camp Elwha CCC 935

    My park is the Olympic National Park

    FIND YOUR PARKS PAST

    1933-1942 CCC CAMPS IN WA STATE
    May 21, 1933, Project F-17, Co. #935 CAMP ELWHA,

    Things happen that should always be remembered

    After over 40 hours of researching on the CCC Camps Legacy in my park, the Olympic National Park, I have found the “KEY” for documenting and identifying WA State and Clallam County CCC CAMPS.
    I started here.

    Olympic NP: Historic Resource Study (Chapter 5)

    www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online…/hrs/chap5.htm
    National Park Service Oct 1, 2009 – Three of these programs had a paramount influence on the early development of Olympic National Park: The Civilian Conservation Corps …National Park Service
    —————————————————————-
    Found this…
    ON 10 JUNE 1933 the PORT ANGELES EVENING NEWS (PAEN) devoted headline space and several columns to describing the establishment of the ELWHA CAMP, known as F-17:

    F-17 935 5/21/1933 Seattle Port Angeles
    Project Co. Date Railroad Post Office Location

    —————————–
    Feb 2, 2016 documentation finally found here

    CCC Camp Lists – CCC Legacy

    Historic Index of Camp Listings by State
    1933-1942 CCC CAMPS IN WA STATE
    May 21, 1933, Project F-17, Co. #935 CAMP ELWHA,

    ————————————————————
    The completer list of historic CCC CAMPS IN WA STATE can be found here
    Feb 2, 2016

    Find Your Park? 1933 WA State CCC Camps – Behind My …

    Posted on February 2, 2016 12:20 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett
    ——————————————————————

    Find Your Park – Centennial (U.S. National Park Service)

    GO FIND YOUR PARKS PAST…
    Find Your Park Things happen that should always be remembered?
    Find Your Park SHARE YOUR PARKS STORY..
    SHARE YOUR PARKS HISTORY.INSPIRE SOMEONE ELSE…..
    —————————————————————————–

    Olympic NP: Historic Resource Study (Chapter 5)

    Unedited text for CAMP ELWHA

    ——————————————————————
    NOTE Camp Elwha was incorrectly identified as the 936th company, on 10 June 1933, in the Port Angeles Evening News ,
    F-74 936 5/11/1934 Hoquiam Humptulips Hoquiam 30 mi N

    —————————————————————-
    The Civilian Conservation Corps
    Olympic NP: Historic Resource Study (Chapter 5)
    Camp Elwha. Among the most active CCC camps within the present Olympic National Park was Camp Elwha, located on a gently sloping hillside several hundred yards south of the present Elwha Ranger Station. As one of the first CCC camps established on the north Olympic Peninsula, the arrival of the “forest army” on the Elwha River aroused great interest among local residents. On 10 June 1933 the Port Angeles Evening News devoted headline space and several columns to describing the establishment of the Elwha Camp, known as F-17:
    Two hundred and twenty strong, the 936th company Civilian Conservation Corps of the United States is in camp on “My Rose” creek up the Elwha canyon, within a stone’s throw of the soldiers’ bridge—and taking part in the greatest single government venture these parts have glimpsed since spruce division days of the world war. . . . In a tented city now, the “new forestry army” is rapidly completing a modern and elaborate camp headquarters in a clearing between Griff and My Rose creeks. On the site, 100,000 board feet of lumber is rapidly taking shape in the form of barracks, headquarters buildings, infirmary, dining hall, store room, camp exchange, etc., and District Forester Vallad announced today that construction would also begin immediately on a bunkhouse, warehouse and oil storage plant for the regular Forest Service (PAEN 1933, 10 June).
    The work program outlined for both the main Elwha Camp and the side camp at Slab Camp in the hills southeast of Port Angeles included the construction of roads from the Elwha Ranger Station to Hayes River (on the Elwha River); from Danz Ranch at the forest boundary to Deer Park lookout, to Ennis Creek Ranger Station, and then to the Lost Mountain Road; and from the Little River Road to Ennis Creek Ranger Station. Work plans also called for the widening and straightening of the Olympic (Boulder Creek) Hot Springs Road plus the improvement of several campgrounds (PAEN 1933, 10 June).
    A month later, in mid July, the tents at the Elwha CCC Camp were gone and the headquarters for the 180-man company had taken on the look of permanence. Added to the original cluster of camp buildings were four 104 x 22 foot barracks structures, a mess hall, an administration building, a bathhouse with a “Niagara Falls” shower and ancillary workshops and storage buildings. Road projects were also proceeding with haste. By mid July, one and one-half miles of road were completed to Glines Canyon, and road crews were pushing toward Heart O’the Hills. The local press noted, “The road jobs now being carried forward by the CCC crews in the Elwha forest district will effect improvements of vital importance to [the] protection of Olympic timber from fire” (PAEN 1933, 19 July).
    The morale of the first recruitment of Elwha CCC enrollees was exceptionally high. According to journalistic accounts, every member of the fledgling camp claimed that “Elwha camp has the finest crew of any in the country” (PAEN 1933, 19 July). In the early months of operation, there were reportedly few withdrawals; the men were healthy and spirits exuberant. One reason for this initial good spirit at the Elwha Camp may be attributed to the high percentage of enrollees from Clallam County, Seattle, and Bellingham, Washington. These men were fairly familiar and comfortable with the surroundings (PAEN 1933, 19 July). Unlike many CCC camps across the country that consisted of men transported great distances to their place of assignment, the early Elwha CCC camp was comprised of men almost exclusively from western Washington.
    At the end of the first six month recruitment period, the esprit de corps continued to remain high as demonstrated by the great percentage of reenlistments and the reported accomplishments of the company. In late September 1933, the Port Angeles Evening News stated:
    What is believed to be a probable record for Civilian Conservation Corps units in Washington is reported from the C.C.C. Camp on the Elwha river, where 91 per cent of the present force has re-enrolled for the second six month’s work period starting in October. . . . This is [sic] an exceptional mark! It indicates how the C.C.C. men and boys of the Elwha feel toward their camp and the opportunity the corps has given them to earn their living and help their families financially, in addition, corps leaders feel (PAEN 1933, 21 September).
    Road building projects, which was to be the major thrust of Camp Elwha’s energies, continued unabated. By mid September 1933, a five-mile section of “truck trail” was completed up the Elwha River to Wolf Creek. A second major project involving road connections with the CCC Slab Camp/Danz Ranch, was likewise pushing forward (PAEN 1933, 21 September). Far from any roads, the CCC undertook the construction of a four-horse, shake-sided barn at Elkhorn Ranger Station during the summer of 1933 (UW 1934, 20 August).
    By early 1934, twenty-two miles of road were completed by the Elwha CCC crews. A small crew was about to begin widening the road to Olympic (Boulder Creek) Hot Springs. Fifty men, still located at the Danz Ranch side camp, worked on roads to Deer Park and to Ennis Creek. A newly established side camp at Heart O’the Hills had thirty-five men engaged in building a thoroughfare from Heart O’the Hills to Coleman’s Ranch on the Little River. The road building projects accomplished by the crews from Camp Elwha aimed at providing the Forest Service with “a continuous roadway from the Elwha River to Slab Camp and the Deer Park region by way of Little River, Mount Angeles and Ennis creek” (PAEN 1934, 6 January). New telephone connections that eventually followed this route, plus the roads themselves, were principally for fire protection purposes.
    At the outset of 1934 other projects, in addition to the construction of roads, were in progress or planned. These projects included the installation of a water and light system at the Elwha CCC Camp, and the construction of a new Ennis Creek Guard Station on the Mount Angeles Road near Heart O’the Hills. In addition, work on public campgrounds on the Elwha River at Lake Mills, Whiskey Bend and Altaire, was planned (PAEN 1934, 6 January).
    Civilian Conservation Corps camps typically were located and relocated depending on the priority of work projects in a particular geographic area. Under the direction of the Forest Service, CCC camps and side camps on the Olympic National Forest were moved on several occasions during the 1930s. One year after the establishment of CCC Camp Elwha, orders were issued to abandon the campsite and relocate to a site seven and one-half miles north of Humptulips in the southern end of the Olympic Peninsula. (CCC Camp Snider, west of Lake Crescent, and Camp Twin, on the Strait of Juan de Fuca coast, west of Port Angeles, also shifted their companies in 1934.) While the corpsmen at Elwha made preparation for their move to Humptulips

    in May, other CCC crews from the Louella CCC Camp near Sequim, took over completion of the road to Deer Park (PAEN 1934, 3 April). In recognition of the efforts of the CCC in completing the winding Deer Park Road, it became known as “The Highway of the CCC” (Carroll 1973, 103).
    The phase out of CCC Camp Elwha was only temporary. In late September 1934 official announcement came from the Forest Service regional office in Portland, Oregon, that the abandoned but intact Elwha Camp (as well as the Snider and Twin Camps) would be restored to activity in October that year. During the winter months of 1934 and 1935, the Elwha CCC Camp was among fifteen National Forest Service camps in the state of Washington (PAEN 1934, 24 September).
    For three years in the late 1930s Camp Elwha was used only at intervals as a small side camp (PAEN 1937, 16 July). Only sporadically CCC corpsmen continued to undertake projects on Forest Service land in the vicinity of the Elwha River drainage.

    In the spring of 1935 “improvements” were made to both the Elwha and Altaire public campgrounds. Betterments at these two campgrounds included work on roads, trails, camping spots, the installation of water pipes, playground equipment, horse-shoe courts for adults, and the construction of sturdy, open-sided community kitchens.

    The Port Angeles Evening News exuded enthusiasm in its description of the improvements at Altaire Campground made by the CCC: “There’s a splendid community kitchen, of rustic design, with a concrete floor and two 54-inch stoves built of rock and cement. There are long tables beside the kitchen and about the grounds are 17 tables and sufficient stoves, all constructed of stone, to take care of as many parties as the tables accommodate” (PAEN 1935, 27 March).
    The Elwha and Altaire community kitchens, in 1983, are the only two remaining CCC structures of this type in Olympic National Park. Built of natural peeled logs, shakes and masonry, the rustic materials and careful proportioning of these structures blend well with their immediate natural surroundings.

    The Elwha and Altaire community kitchens are representative examples of rustic style architecture, which became a hallmark of the CCC throughout the country (Throop 1979, 58).
    When a large contingency of CCC enrollees transferred from Camp Snider several miles west of Lake Crescent, to Camp Elwha in the spring of 1937, additional campground development was undertaken at Olympic (Boulder Creek) Hot Springs, Deer Park and Ennis Creek, at the base of Mount Angeles.

    In addition CCC crews made further improvements to the Olympic Hot Springs Road

    and the Hurricane Ridge Road. Work crews at Deer Park, an Elwha side camp, pursued work on a new ski run and completed an addition to the Deer Park Camp building to accommodate winter ski parties (PAEN 1937, 21 April; 16 July).
    During the CCC’s tenure at Camp Elwha several changes and additions were made by corpsmen to the existing Forest Service Elwha Ranger Station buildings. Eleven buildings stood at the ranger station site at the time the CCC established their camp nearby in 1933. Among the first projects undertaken by the Elwha CCC enrollees was the construction of a porch on the main ranger station building (PAEN 1933, 19 July). Two years later, in 1935, the ranger station was moved slightly, an addition was constructed and landscaping around the ranger station completed (PAEN 1935, 27 March). During the mid 1930s, corpsmen from the Elwha Camp worked on other projects at the ranger station. On Griff Creek, separating the CCC camp from the ranger station, CCC men built a water wheel to furnish electricity to the ranger station office and ranger residence (PAEN 1934, 21 March). Near the ranger station office, an incinerator was constructed for burning refuse from the CCC camp and public campgrounds in the area. The erection of the gas, oil and grease rack building in the utility area represented the largest outlay of CCC manpower and money at the Elwha Ranger Station (PAEN 1935, 27 March). It is the only building built totally by CCC labor in the ranger station complex that stands on its original site. The decorative pine tree design, used throughout the nation as the logo of both the Forest Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps, is cut out of boards on the porch and at the upper gable ends of this building (Throop 1979, 42). It symbolizes and serves as a constant visual reminder of the contribution of the CCC to the Elwha Ranger Station.
    In addition to visible structural changes completed at the Elwha Ranger Station and elsewhere, the construction and maintenance of roads, and the development of campground facilities in forests on the north Olympic Peninsula, Forest Service Camp F-19 on the Elwha River planned and executed numerous other projects between 1933 and 1938.

    Elwha corpsmen constructed and maintained trails, built bridges, erected signs and markers, conducted surveys, constructed fences and guard rails, laid and maintained telephone lines, built parking areas and parking overlooks, razed “undesirable” structures, suppressed fires and conducted field plantings (NARS:RG 95 1934, 1 June; 1937, 6 August; ca. 1938 n.d.).

    The exact geographic locations of many Camp Elwha projects are not always readily identifiable and, in fact, much of their work has been obliterated over the years. However, the overall effect of the various CCC projects undertaken by the Elwha Camp is very much a part of the overall development of recreational use in certain areas in the northern part of Olympic National Park.
    The work of the Elwha CCC Camps is not unique but, in fact, is representative of the kinds of projects pursued by several other work camps supervised by the National Forest Service on the Olympic Peninsula. Prior to the 1938 creation of Olympic National Park, other CCC main camps and side camps located on Forest Service land around the Peninsula likewise stimulated recreational activity in areas now contained in the Park.
    —————————————————————–
    In the spring of 1935 “improvements” were made to both the Elwha and Altaire public campgrounds. Betterments at these two campgrounds included work on roads, trails, camping spots, the installation of water pipes, playground equipment, horse-shoe courts for adults, and the construction of sturdy, open-sided community kitchens.

    The Port Angeles Evening News exuded enthusiasm in its description of the improvements at Altaire Campground made by the CCC: “There’s a splendid community kitchen, of rustic design, with a concrete floor and two 54-inch stoves built of rock and cement. There are long tables beside the kitchen and about the grounds are 17 tables and sufficient stoves, all constructed of stone, to take care of as many parties as the tables accommodate” (PAEN 1935, 27 March).
    The Elwha and Altaire community kitchens, in 1983, are the only two remaining CCC structures of this type in Olympic National Park. Built of natural peeled logs, shakes and masonry, the rustic materials and careful proportioning of these structures blend well with their immediate natural surroundings. The Elwha and Altaire community kitchens are representative examples of rustic style architecture, which became a hallmark of the CCC throughout the country (Throop 1979, 58).

    ————————————————————————————–

    Things happen that should always be remembered

    The Elwha and Altaire community kitchens, in 1983, are the only two remaining CCC structures of this type in Olympic National Park.

    AND, THEY WERE BUILT BY   CAMP ELWHA COMPANY 935.

    National Register of Historic Places listings in Clallam …

    https://en.wikipedia.org/…/National_Register_of_Historic_Plac
    Wikipedia

    This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Clallam County, Washington. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts …
    —————————————————————

    Elwha Ranger Station
    Elwha Ranger Station
    July 13, 2007
    (#07000716)
    Approximately 3 miles southeast of WA 101 on the Olympic Hot Springs Rd.
    48°01′00″N 123°35′27″W
    Port Angeles

     

    Altair Campground Community Kitchen
    Altair Campground Community Kitchen
    July 13, 2007
    (#07000732)
    Approx. 4 mi. S of US 101
    48°00′42″N 123°35′30″W
    Port Angeles

     

    Elwha Campground Community Kitchen
    Elwha Campground Community Kitchen
    July 13, 2007
    (#07000735)
    3 miles south of U.S. Route 101 in Washington
    48°01′39″N 123°35′13″W
    Port Angeles

    Things happen that should always be remembered

    Olympic National Park News Release
    March 20, 2014
    For Immediate Release

    Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum, said
    “Within what is technically and economically feasible, we continue to do our very best to protect the area’s natural and cultural resources and its wilderness character,”

    And,Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum, said . “Our options are limited, however, given the size and force of the river and the valley’s remote location within the Olympic Wilderness.”

    Campground Status Feb 3, 2016

    Altair Closed Closed indefinitely due to flood damage

     

    Elwha Closed Closed indefinitely due to flood damage

    Current Road Conditions

    Elwha Area Notices:
    • The Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed at the park boundary to motor vehicles due to storm damage. The road and all areas beyond the washout are closed to all public entry because of hazardous conditions along the road, river and adjacent areas.

    And when this happened in my park on my road to my private property? Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum, could have used the same song and dance?

    BUT SHE SAID NOTHING

    ———————————————————-

    Saving Enchanted Valley Chalet – The Wild Olympics Scam

    www.wildolympicsscam.com/…/olympicagenda/SavingEnchantedValley

    The much loved Enchanted Valley Chalet has had the ever encroaching river eroding the meadowed landscape away for NINE YEARS. The Park, well aware of …

    Olympic National Park News Release
    March 20, 2014
    For Immediate Release

    Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum, said
    “Within what is technically and economically feasible, we continue to do our very best to protect the area’s natural and cultural resources and its wilderness character,”

    And,Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum, said . “Our options are limited, however, given the size and force of the river and the valley’s remote location within the Olympic Wilderness.”

    BLAH… BLAH… BLAH… SAME  OLD STORY “LET NATURE TAKE IT’S COURSE” JUST IN A DIFFERENT VALLEY

    AS HILLARY WOULD SAY… WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

    Key partners IN SAVING THE ENCHANTED CHALET  include the Washington State Historic Preservation Officer, Pacific West Regional Office of the National Park Service, and concerned organizations and citizens.

    Which shall leave me asking on my next posting HOW PROTECTED ARE …

    National Register of Historic Places listings in Olympic …

    https://en.wikipedia.org/…/National_Register_of_Historic_Plac
    Wikipedia

    This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Olympic National Park. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the …

    ——————————————————-

    BELOW just another Grimm Fairy tale?

    Once Upon A Time in Olympic National Park

    My “inside store” is kind of like the original Grimm’s Brother  fairy tale

    You know the one… It starts off great..  but ends up with the Big Bad Wolf swallowing the grandmother whole and  the wolf eating Little Red Riding Hood..

    Olympic Hot Springs (Elwha) Road Closed (storm damage) 1/17/16
    The road is closed due to a washout just north of Elwha Campground, about 1 mile from the park boundary. Closed to public entry beyond the washout.

  • Find Your Park? 1933 WA State CCC Camps

    Go Find Your Park

    GO FIND IT’S PAST…

    Things happen that should always be remembered

    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK , HISTORIC CAMP ELWHA CCC Camp?

    You’ve never heard of it? (keep reading)

    Our elected representatives in WA DC need to be reminded of things that happened in WA State.

    1933-1942 The WA STATE Civilian Conservation Corps … (CCC)  had a paramount influence on the early development of OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK.

    —————————————-

    CCC Legacy History Center

    www.ccclegacy.org/CCC_History_Center.html

    The CCC Legacy History Center shares CCC history, archival information, and … CCC Camp Lists … Please send your CCC story to ccc@ccclegacy.org …

    11,400 MEN
    57 CAMPS
    38 ON NATIONAL FORESTS
    5 ON NATIONAL PARKS
    4 ON STATE FORESTS
    2 ON STATE PARKS
    8 ON PRIVATE LAND FORESTS

    ————————————————————-

    JUNE 10, 1933, CAMP ELWHA WAS ONE OF THE FIRST  CCC CAMPS ESTABLISHED ON THE NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA

    HISTORIC CAMP ELWHA? You’ve never heard of it?

    Things happen that should always be remembered?

    JUNE 10, 1933, THE PORT ANGELES EVENING NEWS (PAEN) DEVOTED HEADLINE SPACE AND SEVERAL COLUMNS TO DESCRIBING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ELWHA CAMP, KNOWN AS F-17:

    F-17 935 5/21/1933 Seattle Port Angeles
    Project Co. Date Railroad Post Office Location

    Project F-17 Co. #935 CAMP ELWHA was located on a gently sloping hillside several hundred yards south of the present Elwha Ranger Station. It was one of the first CCC Camps established on the North Olympic Peninsula.

    ——————————————————————————-

    Posted on Go Find Your Park ONP History Camp Louella

    Robert Bulchis, Tour of Service at Camp Louella, near Sequim, began on 11/08/1933.

    F-60 937 11/5/1933 Port Townsend Sequim
    Project Co. Date Railroad Post Office Location

    Project E-60 CO. #937  CAMP LOUELLA was located near an old forest guard station overlooking a shallow valley between two low mountains which was drained by a small creek called Jimmy-Come-Lately Creek. at the head of the valley there was a considerable drop down to the Dungeness River.

    —————————————————————————

    After  over 40 hours of  researching on  the CCC Legacy in my park, the Olympic National Park, I have found the “KEY” for documenting  and identifying CCC CAMPS that I have been been searching for….

    CAMP LOUELLA has been identified as Project E-60 Company  #937, collaborated by

    The Biography of Robert Bulchis
    CCCMan, Company 937, Camp Easton, Wenatchee National Forest, Lake Cle Elum, Washington & Camp Louella, Sequim, Washington.

    ————————————————————-

    CCC Camp Lists – CCC Legacy

    www.ccclegacy.org/CCC_Camp_Lists.html

    CCC Legacy is a non-profit membership organization established to promote the heritage of the Civilian … CCC Legacy, www.ccclegacy.org. … CCC Camp Lists …

    ————————————————————–

    CCC Camp Lists – CCC Legacy

    www.ccclegacy.org/CCC_Camp_Lists.html
    1933-1942 As you begin your CCC research, it is important to get the feel for the fast paced movement of CCC/military companies across the nation. A camp was identified …
    ——————————————————-

    1933-1942 The information contained in these listings was taken from Strength Reports. At the end of each 6 month enrollment period, the status of the camps, locations, personnel and numbers were reported in the Strength Report. These lists are a compilation of information produced from the enrollment periods listed below.

    They list the following information:

    • Agency identification number (Project #), 
    • Military company,
    • Date the company established the camp,
    • Railroad depot used by the camp,
    • Post office address used by the camp,
    • And, when available the camp nickname and distance from the post office.  
    • Identification of the Nine Military used during the administration of the CCC’S 1933-1942

    THE NINTH MILITARY DISTRICT INCLUDED WASHINGTON STATE, OREGON, IDAHO, MONTANA, UTAH, NEVADA CALIFORNIA, AND YELLOWSTONE PARK. 

    ——————————————–

    CCC Camp Lists – CCC Legacy

    Historic Index of Camp Listings by State

    1933-1942 CCC CAMPS IN WA STATE

    Project Co. Date Railroad Post Office Location
    BR-58 208 6/3/1938 Sunnyside Sunnyside 3 mi S
    SP-13 219 11/1/1939 Skamania Skamania Beacon Rock 2 mi E
    NP-5 219 5/17/1940 Enumclaw Enumclaw White River 43 mi SE
    Navy-1 231 11/3/1935 Seattle Bremerton Ostrich Bay 5 mi N
    F-9 236 6/20/1933 Petores Masama
    F-11 246 6/20/1933 Chelan Chelan
    Army-1 252 8/1/1935 Ft. Lewis Ft. Lewis At-R.H.
    NP-1 252 6/30/1938 Ashford Longmire Tohoma Creek 9 mi E
    NP-7 252 4/15/1940 Morton Packwood Packwood 38 mi SE
    SP-3 266 6/18/1933 Oak Harbor Oak Harbor Deception Pass 14 mi NE
    NP-2 266 6/20/1935 Ashford Longmire Marada 22 mi E
    NP-9 293 4/19/1938 Pt. Angeles Pt. Angeles Elwha 13 mi SW
    NP-5 294 6/1/1936 Enumclaw Enumclaw White River 45 mi SE
    SCS-3 545 10/25/1935 Dayton Dayton 1 mi E
    SCS-5 546 10/25/1935 Pomeroy Pomeroy Garfield .5 mi W
    SCS-2 554 10/2/1937 Pullman Pullman 5 mi E
    P-203 562 8/21/1941 Lyman Lyman
    BR-42 572 5/15/1936 Naches Naches Clear Creek 38 mi W
    F-38 602 5/22/1933 Bingen Guler
    F-62 602 4/26/1934 Meyers Falls Meyers Falls
    F-37 603 5/22/1933 Carson Carson
    F-41 604 5/22/1933 White Salmon Guler
    F-43 605 5/22/1933 Stevenson Carson
    F-63 605 4/26/1934 Republic Republic
    P-61 608 9/28/1933 Vancouver Bks Vancouver Bks
    P-61 610 9/26/1933 Vancouver Bks Vancouver Bks
    F-2 610 5/30/1934 Metaline Falls Metaline Falls
    P-219 611 6/25/1933 Washugal Washugal
    SP-10 611 5/2/1934 Ft. George Wright Ft. George Wright
    F-35 697 6/15/1933 Morton Brandle
    NP-1 930 5/15/1933 Ashford Longmire Marada 22 mi E
    F-29 931 5/18/1933 Leavenworth Leavenworth
    F-87 931 5/2/1935 Pomeroy Pomeroy Toeamon 25 mi S
    F-27 932 5/16/1933 Naches Naches
    F-70 932 5/11/1934 Naches Cliffdale 23 mi S
    F-34 933 5/16/1933 Morton Morton
    NP-6 933 5/28/1935 Morton Packwood Chanapecoah Hot Springs 50 mi E
    F-15 934 5/19/1933 Darrington Darrington 1 mi S
    F-8 935 5/20/1933 Petores Winthrop
    F-17 935 5/21/1933 Seattle Port Angeles
    SP-11 935 5/11/1934 Kent Zenith Salt Water 4 mi E
    F-74 936 5/11/1934 Hoquiam Humptulips Hoquiam 30 mi N
    F-32 937 5/21/1933 Roslyn Roslyn
    F-60 937 11/5/1933 Port Townsend Sequin
    P-220 937 10/24/1934 Port Angeles Port Angeles Twin 30 mi SW
    Army-7 937 7/1/1935 Port Townsend Port Townsend Cape George At-R.H.
    P-220 937 6/30/1938 Port Angeles Port Angeles Twon 29 mi W
    P-223 937 10/10/1938 Doty Doty At-R.H.
    F-1 938 5/16/1933 Metaline Falls Metaline Falls
    S-234 938 4/9/1934 Hoquism Clearwater
    NP-? 938 6/27/1935 Ashford Longmire St. Andrews Creek 21 mi E
    F-20 938 4/22/1936 Shelton Hoodsport Lake Cushman 18 mi N
    SP-6 938 12/18/1937 Olympia Olympia Millersylvania 10 mi S
    P-40 944 5/15/1933 Stevenson Stebler
    F-43 944 4/11/1934 Stevenson Carson Hemlock 14 mi N
    P-39 945 5/19/1933 Yacolt Yacolt
    F-38 945 5/23/1934 White Salmon Guler
    F-55 945 10/13/1934 Stevenson Stevenson Rock Creek 4 mi NE
    SCS-8 945 10/22/1934 Goldendale Goldendale 1 mi NE
    F-19 946 5/21/1933 Seattle Quilcene
    NP-6 946 5/10/1934 Ashford Longmire
    F-19 946 10/18/1934 Port Townsend Quilcene Quilcene 25 mi SW
    F-20 947 5/21/1933 Shelton Hoodsport
    F-65 947 5/3/1934 Pateros Carlton Gold Creek 33 mi NW
    F-65 947 4/30/1935 Carlton Carlton Gold Creek 6 mi NW
    SP-1 947 7/12/1938 Orcas Olga Moran 14 mi W
    F-7 948 5/24/1933 Tomasket Tomasket
    SP-4 948 11/2/1933 Anacortes Anacortes
    NP-3 948 5/8/1935 Fairfax Fairfax Carbon River 12 mi E
    F-2 949 5/18/1933 Ruby Ruby
    SP-7 949 10/12/1933 Ft. George Wright Ft. George Wright Seven Mile 4 mi S
    F-10 950 5/22/1933 Pateros Pateros
    F-1 950 4/9/1934 Metaline Metaline
    F-82 950 6/3/1935 Orient Orient Pierre Lake 8 mi SW
    F-62 950 10/7/1939 Meyers Falls Kettle Falls Growden 18 mi W
    F-5 951 5/20/1933 Tomisbet Tomisbet
    F-13 951 5/7/1934 Rockport Marblemount
    P-203 951 10/18/1934 Lyman Lyman At-R.H.
    NP-1 961 4/28/1936 Ashford Longmire
    F-21 982 5/20/1933 Hequiam Hequiam
    P-205 982 10/13/1933 Kalama Kalama 8 mi W
    F-25 983 5/23/1933 Mineral Mineral
    F-29 983 4/28/1935 Leavenworth Leavenworth Icicle 5 mi SE
    NP-5 984 4/16/1934 Enumclaw Enumclaw White River 43 mi NE
    F-6 994 5/25/1933 Orient Orient
    NP-6 1209 5/9/1938 Packwood Longmire Chanapecosh Hot Springs 49 mi NE
    F-26 1228 6/18/1933 Naches Naches
    P-5 1229 6/19/1933 Enumclaw Enumclaw
    NP-6 1229 4/9/1934 Morton Packwood
    F-63 1229 4/15/1935 Republic Republic McMann Creek 10 mi SE
    F-51 1230 6/19/1933 Winton Leavenworth
    F-76 1230 4/8/1934 Roslyn Roslyn
    NP-4 1231 6/18/1933 Ashford Longmire
    P-2 1232 6/18/1933 Ashford Longmire
    SP-6 1232 10/26/1933 Olympia Olympia Millersylvania 12 mi SE
    SP-1 1233 11/13/1933 Olga Olga Moran 3 mi NW
    S-232 1234 6/20/1933 Yakima Wiley City
    SP-10 1238 5/20/1935 Colbert Colbert
    NP-207 1265 6/19/1933 Colville Colville
    P-215 1271 6/19/1933 Cusick Cusick
    SCS-12 1271 1/6/1939 Montesano Montesano
    BR-50 1297 5/17/1940 Easton Easton Kachess 15 mi NW
    NP-1 1302 10/24/1933 Bremerton Bremerton
    NP-2 1303 5/10/1934 Ashford Longmire
    P-215 1304 4/9/1934 Omsick Omsick
    SCS-2 1312 5/14/1934 Moscow, Idaho Moscow, Idaho
    P-213 1456 10/16/1937 Kelso Kelso Cathlamet 26 mi NW
    F-40 1456 8/21/1941 Stevenson Carson Hemlock 14 mi N
    S-223 1622 6/15/1933 LaGrand LaGrand
    P-212 1624 6/16/1933 Ryderwood Ryderwood
    F-101 1624 6/10/1935 Metaline Metaline Gypsy Meadows 16 mi E
    P-209 1626 6/15/1933 Shelton Shelton
    P-205 1627 6/15/1933 Seattle Port Townsend
    BR-50 1627 5/1/1936 Easton Easton Kachess 15 mi NW
    P-213 1628 1/13/1936 Kelso Kelson
    F-23 1629 6/15/1933 Lester Lester
    F-12 1630 6/26/1933 Bellingham Glacier
    F-24 1631 6/16/1933 Enumclaw Enumclaw
    F-62 1631 5/12/1936 Meyers Falls Kettle Falls Growden 18 mi W
    F-16 1632 6/26/1933 Seattle Port Angeles
    F-3 1632 11/6/1933 Chehalis Doty
    SP-3 1633 6/15/1933 Enumclaw Enumclaw
    SP-2 1633 11/26/1934 Winlock Winlock Lewis Clarke 10 mi E
    NP-6 1633 5/11/1936 Morton Packwood Chanapecoah Hot Springs 50 mi NE
    P-205 1634 6/16/1933 Lyman Lyman
    F-22 1635 -V 6/25/1933 Skykomish Skykomish 1 mi from camp
    NP-3 1635 -V 5/15/1934 Fairfax Fairfax
    F-13 1636 -V 6/16/1933 Rockport Rockport
    F-33 1638 6/26/1933 Wanatchee Wanatchee
    P-210 1638 11/13/1933 Seattle Belfair
    F-33 1639 6/25/1933 Morton Morton
    P-214 1640 6/16/1933 Butice Raymond
    P-220 1640 1/13/1936 Port Angeles Port Angeles Twin 30 mi W
    S-220 1641 6/21/1933 Yacolt Yacolt
    F-100 1641 4/30/1934 Ruby Ione
    SP-1 1647 1/13/1936 Olga Olga Moran 3 mi NW
    F-28 1650 5/12/1936 Naches Naches Tieton 23 mi W
    BR-42 1690 1/13/1936 Coulee Coulee Columbia 28 mi NE
    F-4 1745 6/19/1933 Boyda Boyda
    F-23 1745 10/27/1933 Lester Lester
    SCS-4 1761 1/15/1936 Walla Walla Walla Walla 5 mi E
    S-230 1923 -V 6/28/1933 Sultan Sultan 1 mi W
    F-85 1923 -V 12/2/1941 North Bend North Bend 4 mi N
    F-76 1925 -V 5/1/1935 Cleklum Roslyn Lake Cleklum at R.H.
    SCS-3 2519 6/30/1935 Dayton Dayton 1 mi E
    SCS-4 2520 6/10/1935 Walla Walla Walla Walla 5 mi E
    SCS-5 2521 6/10/1935 Pomeroy Pomeroy Garfield .5 mi W
    P-203 2609 1/13/1936 Lyman Lyman At-R.H.
    P-217 2642 6/14/1935 Vancouver Bks Vancouver Bks Washougal 34 mi E
    SP-13 2643 6/4/1935 Skamania Skamania Beacon Rock 2 mi W
    Army-4 2644 6/7/1935 Vancouver Bks Vancouver Bonneville 15 mi S
    Army-5 2645 6/25/1935 South Bend South Bend
    SCS-6 2649 6/27/1935 Yakima Yakima Soda Springs 33 mi SE
    SCS-8 2650 1/27/1935 Goldenfale Goldendale 1 mi NE
    Navy-1 2911 10/24/1933 Bremerton Bremerton Ostrich Bay 4 mi N
    F-65 2911 7/2/1935 North Bend North Bend 4 mi S
    NP-1 2912 5/6/1935 Ashford Longmire, Tahama Creek 9 mi E (Mt. Rainier)
    S-237 2913 4/22/1935 Valley Valley 2 mi E
    F-80 2913 10/23/1935 Thorp Thorp Taneum 11 mi NW
    SCS-2 2914 6/18/1935 Pullman Pullman 5 mi W
    F-12 2915 11/2/1934 Bellingham Bellingham Glacier 35 mi W
    F-16 2916 10/22/1934 Port Angeles Port Angeles Snider Ranger Station 50 mi SW
    P-201 2917 10/19/1934 Orting Electron
    AF-2 2917 8/21/1941 Ft. Lewis Dupont Dupont .5 mi W
    F-8 2918 5/4/1935 Pateros Pateros Boulder 65 mi N
    F-79 2918 6/28/1936 Okanogan Okanogan 25 mi NW
    F-33 2919 10/28/1934 Morton Packwood Packwood 38 mi NE
    F-34 2919 10/24/1935 Morton Randle Lower Cispus 31 mi E
    F-1 2920 4/15/1935 Metaline Falls Metaline Falls Sullivan Lake 6 mi SE
    F-13 2929 6/18/1935 Rockport Rockport Shagit 13 mi NE
    P-219 2929 4/28/1936 Rainier Rainier 2 mi W
    Navy-2 2935 -V 6/13/1935 Seattle Seattle Sand Point 12 mi NE
    SP-6 2935 -V 5/17/1936 Olympia Olympia Millersylvania 12 mi SE
    P-215 2936 -V 6/13/1935 Usk Usk .5 mi S
    Army-3 2941 8/1/1935 Ft. Lewis Ft. Lewis Roy 18 mi SE
    NP-2 2941 6/30/1938 Ashford Longmire Marada 22 mi E
    NP-1 2941 10/12/1938 Longmire Longmire Sunshine Point 7 mi W
    SCS-6 2942 8/12/1935 Yakima Yakima Soda Springs 33 mi SW
    SCS-11 2942 9/l/39 Waterville Waterville .5 mi N
    SCS-7 2944 8/21/1935 Cashmere Cashmere Mission Creek 8 mi SW
    F-38 2945 5/5/1936 White Salmon Gular Twin Buttes 53 mi N
    Army-6 2946 6/21/1935 Vancouver Bks Bancouver Bks Kill Pack 15 mi NE
    SP-15 3224 4/12/1936 Beverly Beverly Gingko Petrified Forest 9 mi N
    NP-5 3224 5/16/1938 Enumclaw Enumclaw White River 45 mi SE
    SCS-9 3224 10/31/1938 Snohomish Snohomish Camp Roosevelt 4 mi SE
    Army-5 3225 4/13/1936 South Bend South Bend Canby 40 mi S
    F-55 3267 10/11/1937 Carlton Carlton Gold Creek 6 mi NW
    F-8 3267 6/21/1940 Pateros Winthrop Boulder 65 mi NW
    SCS-10 3276 7/20/1939 Davenport Davenport Anderson 1 mi NE
    BR-66 3278 7/22/1938 Naches Cowiche Quinalult 43 mi N
    NP-10 3569 8/20/1941 Hoquiam Quinault Quinault 43 mi N
    P-205 3692 7/14/1938 Lyman Lyman East Skagit County
    F-77 3693 7/14/1938 Chelan Chelan Twenty-Five Mile Creek 25 mi NW
    F-78 3694 10/1/1938 Entiat Entiat 23 mi NW
    NP-6 3780 6/1/1937 Enumclaw Enumclaw White River
    F-20 4259 6/12/1935 Shelton Shelton Lake Cushman 18 mi NW
    F-25 4260 6/12/1935 Mineral Minearal 6 mi W
    F-28 4261 6/21/1935 Naches Naches Tieton 23 mi W
    F-77 4262 6/13/1935 Chelan Chelan Twenty-Five Mile Creek 23 mi NW
    F-78 4263 6/13/1935 Entiat Entiat 23 mi NW
    F-79 4264 6/17/1935 Okanogan Conconolly 25 mi NW
    F-80 4265 6/11/1935 Thorp Thorp Taneum 11 mi NW
    P-213 4267 6/26/1935 Kelso Cathamet Wahkiakum 27 mi NW
    P-219 4268 6/13/1935 Rainier Rainier 2 mi S
    SP-4 4269 6/11/1935 Anacortes Anacortes Rosario Beach 7 mi E
    SP-18 4270 6/10/1935 Bremerton Belfair Twanch 22 mi S
    SP-15 4271 6/12/1935 Beverly Beverly Gingko Petrified Forest 9 mi SE
    SP-16 4272 6/15/1935 Winton Leavenworth Wenatchee Lake 12 mi S
    Army-3 4274 6/18/1935 Dupont Ft. Lewis 2 mi W
    Army-4 4276 6/14/1935 Port Townsend Port Townsend Ft. Worden 2 mi N
    P-223 4277 6/12/1935 Doty Doty At-R.H.
    SCS-7 4279 6/12/1935 Cashmere Cashmere Mission Creek 8 mi SW
    F-102 4281 6/13/1935 Priest River, Idaho Priest River, Idaho Kalispell Creek 38 mi N
    NP-2 4728 6/21/1937 Ashford Longmire Marada 22 mi E
    BR-49 4752 6/12/1937 Naches Naches Clear Creek 38 mi W
    P-213 4766 10/13/1936 Kelso Cathlamet Cathlamet 26 mi NW
    P-220 4767 10/15/1936 Port Angeles Port Angeles Twin 29 mi W
    SP-1 4768 10/15/1936 Orcas Olga Moran 14 mi W
    F-28 4769 10/14/1936 Yakima Naches Tieton 32 mi NW
    P-203 4770 10/16/1936 Lyman Lyman At-R.H.
    P-60 4771 10/16/1936 Thorp Thorp Taneum 11 mi NW
    F-13 4772 10/16/1936 Rocksport Rocksport Skagit 13 mi NE
    F-77 4773 10/17/1936 Chelan Chelan Twenty-Five Mile Creek 25 mi NW
    F-39 4774 10/18/1936 Vancouver Bks Yacolt Sunset 37 mi NE
    NP-1 4786 5/10/1937 Ashford Longmire Tahoma Creek 9 mi E
    F-62 4799 10/16/1936 Meyers Falls Meyers Falls Growden 16 mi W
    SCS-12 5457 8/23/1941 Montesano Montesano 1 mi W
    F-89 5481 6/6/1938 White Salmon Trout Lake Skamania 40 mi N
    F-39 5481 10/13/1939 Vancouver Bks Yacolt Sunset 37 mi NE
    BR-58 5481 6/26/1941 Sunnyside Sunnyside 3 mi S
    F-1 5703 8/17/1941 Metaline Falls Metaline Falls Sullivan Lake 6 mi N
    SP-13 5709 10/18/1936 Skamania Skamania Beacon Rock 2 mi E
    NP-5 5710 6/16/1937 Packwood Packwood Chanapecosh Hot Springs 49 mi NE
    NP-8 6414 8/23/1941 Ashford Ashford Sunshine Point 81 mi E
    P-223 6419 7/12/1940 Doty Doty At-R.H.
    P-208 6420 7/12/1940 Elma Elma 2 mi N
    SCS-11 6435 7/26/1940 Waterville Waterville .5 mi N
    F-29 6436 7/26/1940 Leavenworth Leavenworth Icicle 5 mi SE
    F-77 6437 10/27/1941 Chelan Chelan Twenty-Four Mile Creek 23 mi NW
    P-219 6438 7/26/1940 Rainier Rainier 2 mi W
    F-16 6439 7/26/1940 Darrington Darrington 2 mi S
    BR-66 6459 10/24/1941 Naches Cowiche Cowiche 6 mi

    ———————————————————————-

    The research needed to find the KEY for identifying  WA State Historic CCC CAMPS was found on line in this order.

    Olympic NP: Historic Resource Study (Chapter 5)

    www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online…/hrs/chap5.htm
    National Park Service Oct 1, 2009 – Three of these programs had a paramount influence on the early development of Olympic National Park: The Civilian Conservation Corps …National Park Service
    —————————————————————-

    Robert Bulchis – James F. Justin Museum

    www.justinmuseum.com/oralbio/bulchisbio.html

    Biography of Robert Bulchis THE LOUELLA CCC CAMP NEAR SEQUIM,
    CCCMan, Company 937, Camp Easton, Wenatchee National Forest, Lake Cle Elum, Washington & Camp Louella, Sequim, Washington

    —————————————————————–

    JAMES F. JUSTIN CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS MUSEUM

    Unit Rosters and History Collection

    General Information Regional Information Company Rosters Camp Histories Company Histories Project Histories rights reserved.

    —————————————————————————

    Find Your Park – Centennial (U.S. National Park Service)

    GO FIND IT’S PAST…

    Things happen that should always be remembered?

    Our elected representatives in WA DC need to be reminded of CCC things that happened in WA State.


  • Go Find Your Park ONP History Camp Louella

    Go Find Your Park ONP History Camp Louella

    CCC CAMP LOUELLA WAS LOCATED NEAR SEQUIM WA.

    Never heard of it?

    CAMP LOUELLA WAS LOCATED NEAR AN OLD FOREST GUARD STATION OVERLOOKING A SHALLOW VALLEY BETWEEN TWO LOW MOUNTAINS WHICH WAS DRAINED BY A SMALL CREEK CALLED JIMMY-COME-LATELY CREEK. AT THE HEAD OF THE VALLEY THERE WAS A CONSIDERABLE DROP DOWN TO THE DUNGENESS RIVER.

    ———————————–
    CAMP LOUELLA TOOK OVER COMPLETION OF THE ROAD TO DEER PARK (PORT ANGELES EVENING NEWS 1934, 3 APRIL). IN RECOGNITION OF THE EFFORTS OF THE CCC IN COMPLETING THE WINDING DEER PARK ROAD, IT BECAME KNOWN AS “THE HIGHWAY OF THE CCC” (CARROLL 1973, 103).
    ——————————————————————————-

    The Biography of Robert Bulchis is an absolutely amazing history of Company 937 of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

    Robert Bulchis is a man of many words over 50,000 of them in his Biography document.

    Unfortunately, my Dad, George C. Rains Sr., was a man of few words.

    Dad was in the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Olympic National Park

    Just saying….

    Many of the young men in the CCC went on to become prominent foresters, businessmen, and even State legislators

    ———————————————–

    I’ve spent most of this day reading Robert Bulchis Biography.

    I like this man, I like men that hitch hiked back in the day, I have never found any history of the Olympic National Park, my park, with so much detail, the places, the names, the interwoven trail, the observations and descriptions of the CCC Camps  and the young men that worked in them.

    Indeed, in researching, in depth, finding my park, I have found a treasure trove of  Olympic National Park history.

    NOW YOU HAVE HEARD OF CAMP LOUELLA AND YOU KNOW THE HISTORY OF THE CCC CAMP LOCATED NEAR SEQUIM WA.

    I encourage you, to read Robert Bulchis entire biography

    It starts on CHAPTER 4–ON THE ROAD: DEPRESSION YEARS BEGIN

    and treat your self to  a copy of his book “Frontier Legacy”.

    ——————————————————————————
    Robert Bulchis is part of the history of the Olympic National Forest as portrayed in a book published two years ago titled “Frontier Legacy”, a history of the Forest before 1960.

    Biography of Robert Bulchis

    CCCMan, Company 937, Camp Easton, Wenatchee National Forest, Lake Cle Elum, Washington & Camp Louella, Sequim, Washington

    The Following is a portion of the entire Biography of Mr. Bulchis. If you only wish to see the CCC Portion Click Here or if you only wish to see the Navy Portion Click Here. These will take you to the begining of those stories

    ———————————————————————–

    These are snippets from Mr. Bulchis CCC portion

    I got word of my acceptance for service in the CCC’s in April of l933.

    Initially I was assigned to Camp Easton near Lake Cle Elum

    —————–

    For clarification  AFTER Camp Easton

    MY TOUR OF SERVICE AT CAMP LOUELLA NEAR SEQUIM BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 8 OF 1933.

    I DIDN’T KNOW IT THEN, BUT THIS NEW MOVE WOULD LEAD TO CONTACTS AND ACTIVITIES WHICH WOULD CHANGE THE COURSE OF MY LIFE.
    ———————————————————————————

    Biography of Robert Bulchis
    CCCMan, Company 937, Camp Easton, Wenatchee National Forest, Lake Cle Elum, Washington & Camp Louella, Sequim, Washington

    Before the end of winter we began hearing about the Civilian Conservation Corps which Congress had just authorized. I don’t recall precisely when we finished our work on the park so I’m not sure where I was when I applied and was selected as an enrollee. But I believe we had wound up our work and were back in the soup kitchen again when I got word of my acceptance for service in the CCC’s in April of l933.
    ——————————————————————————————–
    CCC enrollees were paid $30 a month of which $25 normally went to the enrollee’s family as part of their welfare and each enrollee received just $5 for his personal use. Because I was not then considered to be a resident of Washington I was accepted only if I agreed to have my $25 go to someone on the state’s welfare rolls. My $25 thus went to a couple of elderly sisters on welfare who I did manage to see once during a visit to Seattle. This continued for several months of my enrollment period before I was able to get it changed so that my mother, also on welfare in Pennsylvania, finally received that $25.

    ————————————
    CAMP EASTON
    I was enrolled in Company 937 of the Civilian Conservation Corps. According to the Certificate of Discharge which my sister, Betty, saved for me all these years, my enrollment date was May 23, l933. Initially I was assigned to CAMP EASTON close to the shores of Lake Cle Elum, not far from the town of Cle Elum. We slept in a number of Army tents in a logged off ponderosa pine forest. l don’t recall whether we had four or six men to a tent. Our cots lined the perimeter of each tent and in the center of each on a bed of bricks was a conical stove with the stove pipe emerging through an opening in the center of the tent. There was an abundance of wood in the area but the guys liked to cut up the many pine stumps found throughout the area. They usually were almost solid pitch. When fed into the little stoves they burned fiercely and hot consuming the oxygen faster than it could be fed to the fire. That little stove amused us immensely as it danced away on its little bed of bricks becoming red hot in the process. Although the stove pipe too became progressively red hot, sometimes almost to the top, fortunately, on all such occasions nothing adverse ever happened in our tent. One of the other tents was not as lucky because when the pipe became red hot at the top it set the tent on fire. Anyway, our tents were usually cozy and warm.
    Our job in this area was to build dirt roads through the forest for the Forest Service. The one I worked on was over a ridge from Lake Cle Elum toward the town of Easton through which I-90 now passes. I was on a crew clearing the right-of-way by cutting the brush and trees growing on it which we burned with a big bonfire every day.
    With fall well along and winter not too far ahead, for quite some time we had been wondering what we had in store for us for the coming winter. It obviously was not possible for us to continue as we were into the winter.

    ————————————-
    AFTER CAMP EASTON
    MY TOUR OF SERVICE AT CAMP LOUELLA NEAR SEQUIM BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 8 OF 1933.
    Finally the word came. WE WERE HEADED FOR THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA NEAR A TOWN NAMED SEQUIM. I DIDN’T KNOW IT THEN, BUT THIS NEW MOVE WOULD LEAD TO CONTACTS AND ACTIVITIES WHICH WOULD CHANGE THE COURSE OF MY LIFE.
    THE DISCHARGE BETTY SAVED FOR ME SHOWS THAT MY TOUR OF SERVICE AT CAMP LOUELLA NEAR SEQUIM BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 8 OF L933. THE CAMP WAS LOCATED NEAR AN OLD FOREST GUARD STATION OVERLOOKING A SHALLOW VALLEY BETWEEN TWO LOW MOUNTAINS WHICH WAS DRAINED BY A SMALL CREEK CALLED JIMMY-COME-LATELY CREEK. AT THE HEAD OF THE VALLEY THERE WAS A CONSIDERABLE DROP DOWN TO THE DUNGENESS RIVER

    ————
    The camp was substantially completed when we arrived although much work still remained to be done. We had a number of large wooden barracks for sleeping quarters with separate mess and laundry buildings, also shops of various types to support the work we were to do.

    —————————————

    The camp was on a gentle slope facing east across the farmland in the valley toward the larger of the ridges which was covered with a heavy stand of young second growth evergreens. The soil was a thick gumbo mud when the fall and winter rains arrived so that wooden walkways were constructed connecting all of the buildings. Despite these walkways we still had a constant battle throughout the winter fighting that mud.
    Inside the barracks wooden bunks had been built on either side of a center aisle in tiers of three. The height of the third bunk scared some of the guys, so much so that one fellow tied himself to his bunk every night for fear he might fall out while sleeping. There were woodburning stoves at each end and in the center of each barrack which kept us pretty warm.

    ——————————-
    Our primary projects in this area again were concerned with building forest roads. I was assigned to the Gold Creek crew. I remember that the name of the crew’s boss was Walt Peterson, apparently once a logger. A logging accident had left him with an obviously stiff elbow. I enjoyed working with him.

    ———————————
    Building roads in the Olympics was a more complex job than in the Cle Elum area because of the heavier rainfall and heavier brush and timber. We had much larger trees to fall, often old growth trees six feet or more in diameter. I had to cut down a six footer one day and it took me and my partner half a day to get it down. Since we were concerned only with clearing the right-of-way we enjoyed watching those big trees go crashing down the mountainside. We had to put in quite a few culverts. These we fashioned out of the many western red cedar trees we felled. Some of the guys were assigned to work with mechanical equipment such as bulldozers and tractors, but I was never given that opportunity. Perhaps it was obvious that I was not so gifted. Similarly a few of the more reliable were given jobs as powder monkeys with the job of blasting out the tree stumps left in the right-of-way.

    ————————
    Toward the end of spring I left the Gold Creek crew when I was picked to do some fire patrol work for Monte Mapes, the Quilcene District Ranger, in whose district our camp was located. This was a fortunate assignment as it was to lead to my first employment with the Forest Service the following year.

    ————————————-
    Less than a mile from camp just before the drop off to the Dungeness River was a meadow in which we were almost sure to see some deer as we passed by. It was the property of an old man named Schmith. Present day maps show Schmith Knob overlooking the site. Schmith’s log cabin was located at the end of the meadow nearest to our camp. The story as I heard it was that Schmith was the captain of a sailing ship that anchored in Discovery Bay into which Jimmy-Come-Lately Creek flowed several miles away. He is supposed to have deserted his ship there and homesteaded the site I speak of. Supposedly each winter as the cold weather arrived he had stacked a pile of books and other reading material alongside his bed and hibernated in bed during the entire winter getting up only long enough from time to time to take care of life’s necessities. We must have spoiled his routine that winter because we came by often and he seemed always glad to see and converse with us.

    ——————————————-
    Most of the guys went into Sequim periodically during their free time. I don’t recall specifically what shenanigans they got into but there didn’t seem to be much to do in that town.

    ————————————-

    AFTER CAMP LOUELLA my enrollment came to an end on July 10, l934.

    Fifteen months was the enrollment period and my discharge certificate shows that my enrollment came to an end on July 10, l934. Actually I served less than fifteen months as I was enrolled about a month and a half later than other members of my group because of the delay occasioned by my non-Washington residence.

    I owned a packboard which I had made earlier in camp from Alaska yellow cedar. To this I tied my bedroll, extra clothes, and supplies and off I went. First I hiked up the Dungeness River trail to Three Forks where the Greywolf, Grand, and Cameron Rivers meet. There I spent my first night sleeping in the Greywolf leanto shelter, one of many such log leantos then in existence in the Olympics. I understand that most of these have since been destroyed because they became too filthy after so many years of use. From here on the rest of my hike was in what is now the Olympic National Park. At that time it was the Olympic National Monument and the Forest Service had the responsibility for providing it with fire protection. On my second day I hiked up the Greywolf River still in the high country in the shadow of Mt. Deception, at over 7000 feet rivaling Mt. Olympus in height; then over a pass to the Dosewallips River still in the high country meadows, distinctive enough there to be labeled the Dose Meadows; then it was up the Dosewallips River valley over Hayden Pass alongside Sentinel Peak to the Hayes Creek drainage.
    I’ll never forget those nine miles from the pass on the side of the ridge paralleling Hayes Creek as I hiked, down-down-down, my legs seemingly pounding the trail with each step, until my leg and back muscles just ached.

    It was dusk when I reached the ELWHA RIVER, too tired to do much cooking for supper, mostly just bedded down for the night in the Hayes Creek shelter. Next morning I fashioned a crude fishing line with a branch, string, and hook and caught myself a few trout for breakfast in the Elwha River. I don’t know what the fishing regulations were in those days, probably didn’t even give a thought to whether or not I needed a fishing license.

    Then began a leisurely hike up the Elwha River valley and eventually over the Low Divide to the North Fork of the Quinault River.

    ——————————————————-
    It was nearly five days after I left Camp Louella that I found myself in a campground with the usual leanto on the Quinault River. I believe it was what was called the Wolf Creek Shelter near the end of the forest road up the Quinault River valley. I had been fortunate in having nice weather for my entire hike until that last morning when I woke to find it raining. I delayed my departure that day hoping the rain would stop. During my entire hike of five days I did not meet a soul on the trail, but that morning while I waited for the rain to stop a group of Seattle mountaineers came by and I was able to quickly make them some hot drinks with water I had boiling. They told me about their recent climb to the top of Mt. Olympus which at that time was considered to be the highest mountain in the Olympics. Seems that since then one of the mountains on the Mt. Constance–Mt. Deception ridge was found to be a bit higher.
    They told me how they were above the clouds in bright sunny weather atop the peak of Mt. Olympus. Looking down they could see this beautiful circular rainbow with the mountaintop in its center. Such a sight was rarely seen in those days, but it is a relatively common sight nowadays with aircraft flying at or above 30,000 feet.

    One of the mountaineers offered me a ride to Port Orchard when they were picked up later that day. And so it was that I retrieved my belongings at the Reite homestead,

    ALL SET FOR THE NEXT STAGE OF MY LIFE.

    I am part of the history of the Olympic National Forest as portrayed in a book published two years ago titled “Frontier Legacy”, a history of the Forest before 1960.