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Rudy Hummel reading letter from Edna at Civilian Conservation Corps company 795 camp
Rudy Hummel reading letter from Edna at Civilian Conservation Corps company 795 camp
TitleRudy Hummel reading letter from Edna at Civilian Conservation Corps company 795 camp
Date of Original1934
DescriptionRudy Hummel sits on a stone wall and reads a letter from Edna Metz while other men from CCC company 795 sit on the wall and on the ground around him.
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General SubjectPeople
Work Life
WPA projects
Subject (LCTGM)Laborers
Uniforms
Correspondence
Stone walls
Personal NameHummel, Rudolph A., 1911-2000
Organization NameCivilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Decade1930-1939
Item Number2008-P-07-08
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Rudy reading letter from Edna"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryRudy Hummel joined Civilian Conservation Corps Company 795 in 1933 at Fort Abraham Lincoln in Bismarck, N.D. Company 795 was later shipped to New England, N.D., where some men worked on the Heart River Dam. Other men were later sent to a spike camp at the Hettinger Airport, while the main camp went to Mott, N.D. to work on a dam on the Cannon Ball River. The winter camp for company 795 was in Fair Park, Arkansas. Company 795 helped build parks and helped with flood relief. Rudy Hummel also spent time doing CCC work in Hibbing, Minn., Fort Abraham Lincoln, Valley City, and Devils Lake, N.D. He was discharged from the CCC in 1935. Rudy would marry Edna Metz, the person whose letter he is reading here, in 1935.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionRudy Hummel Civilian Conservation Corps Photograph Collection 2008-P-07
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2008-P-07-08)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2008P0708
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