The enrollees at portage River Camp, 711, in 1933 were a rag-tag assemblage of young men from depressed sections of mid-west cities. Most were without skills of any kind and few had completed their schooling. To their credit, they pitched in and worked at their assigned projects with enthusiasm that made up for their lack of knowledge.
"Portage River CCC Camp,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 73
, Article 10.
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