Earl Sturgill was a week too early.
Sturgill, who turns 92 in August, was a paying cabin guest last week at Virginia’s State Parks where he would be a guest of honor.
In 1938 and ’39 he worked at the developing park
Earl Sturgill said:
“We were scrounging to put food on the table,” he said.
While Earl had heard of the CCC and Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration that put men to work on public projects, he does not remember his decision to sign up for the CCC. “I never thought about joining,” he said. But sign up he did, at an employment office as best he can recall, “to put food on the table.”
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