The Whatcom County Historical Society presents local author Michael Impero for a presentation about Camp Glacier F-12, a project of the Civilian Conservation Corps, established during Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency in the 1930s. One of Roosevelt’s political campaign promises was to draft major legislation to get the economy of the United States back in a positive position. The goals of the two-part program were to refurbish the timberlands and farmlands of the country, and to put unemployed young people to work. On a napkin, he created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
One result was the establishment of Camp Glacier F-12 in Whatcom County, Wash. The camp was established between Maple Falls and Glacier, just east of Boulder Creek on the Mount Baker Highway. In a short period of time, there were 200 enrollees stationed at the camp, with the Whatcom County quota of 150 first to arrive. The camp was administrated under the leadership of the United Stated Army and each enrollee received $30 pay per month with $25 sent to his parents, who were required to be on relief. The camp last from1933 to its abandonment in 1941.
Note about the format of this program: The digital platform for this presentation has been changed from a Zoom webinar to a YouTube livestream. Registration to this program is free, but required, and will include information about how to access the livestream. You can also visit the Museum’s YouTube Channel the evening of the event to watch the program. A recording will be made available after the event and posted on YouTube and BTV-10 at a later date.
About Michael Impero
Impero has written a total of four books about the North Fork area of the Nooksack River. His books include The Lone Jack, Dreams of Gold, The Boys of Glacier, and The Grand Lady of Mount Baker. He is currently working on another project about the history of Kendall, Maple Falls, and Glacier, Wash.
This presentation is co-presented by the Whatcom Museum with generous support from Art Bridges.
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