The 1936 Flood and New Deal Response

According to a 2004 Maine DOT Historic Bridge Survey, Phase II Final Report & Historic Context, the “March 1936 flood was one of the most destructive, resulting in the loss or damage of an estimated 150 bridges in Maine, believed to be the hardest hit of the New England states due to the force of the flood and crest of the ice pack on the Saco, Androscoggin, Kennebec, and Penobscot rivers. Assistance to the affected states in repairing and replacing bridges was given by the PWA through the U.S. Works Program Flood Replacement Project. The project totaled about $2.5 million of which about half was distributed to Maine.


Reconstruction or replacement of the flood-lost bridges was handled as a joint effort by the Public Works Administration (PWA) and the state highway commission. In general, smaller bridges were built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) using its labor forces directed by regional and county administrators, and the larger bridges were handled like ordinary federal aid projects with the design and construction supervised by the state highway commission under the direction of the Bureau of Public Roads (BPR) with the PWA merely acting as a fiscal agent. Of the estimated 150 damaged or lost bridges in Maine, 17 were considered major crossings of large rivers. Reports noted that 16 of the 17 major bridges lost were light wood or metal truss bridges where the crest of the flood knocked them off their piers or caused scour resulting in pier settlement and collapse. It is interesting to note that most of these bridges were already in the state work program or identified as deficient. The only new major bridge to be heavily damaged by the flooding was the Kennebec Bridge at Richmond, built in 1931, which lost three of its six spans.”

According to the report Historic Bridges of Maine: 350 Years of Bridge and Roadway Design, a 1936 Annual Report by the State Highway Commission includes a table listing twenty-six bridges which were severely damaged as the
result of the extensive flood of March 1936. The report notes that the reconstruction of these bridges were
U.S. Works Program Flood Relief projects and were handled under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Public
Roads, U.S. Department of Agriculture. The bridges are listed by town/city, name, type, and waterway are:

Auburn-Lewiston – South Bridge – Warren thru – Androscoggin River
Bangor – Bulls Eye bridge- Warren – Kenduskeag Stream
Biddeford-Saco – New County Road bridge – Warren thru – Saco River
Biddeford-Saco – Somesville bridge- Stringer – Saco River
Brownfield – Covered bridge- Warren thru – Saco River
Canton – Schoolhouse bridge- T-beam – Whitney Brook
Clinton – Sebasticook bridge – Warren thru – Sebasticook River
Columbia – Lowes bridge- Iron Stringer – Pleasant River
Columbia – Saco bridge- Stringer – Pleasant River
Detroit – Village bridge- Warren thru – Sebasticook River
Dresden – Middle bridge- Warren thru – Eastern River
Frankfort – Boyd bridge – Stringer – Meadow Stream
Frankfort-Monroe – Lord bridge – Stringer – Marsh Stream

Gardiner – Lower Rolling Dam bridge- T-beam – Rolling Dam Stream
Hollis-Buxton – West Buxton bridge – Warren thru – Saco River
Limington-Standish – Steep Falls bridge – Warren thru – Saco River
Lisbon-Durham – Durham bridge – Warren thru – Androscoggin River
Milford – Otter Stream bridge – Stringer – Otter Stream
Milford – Second Otter bridge – Stream Warren – Otter Stream
Naples – Edes Falls bridge – Stringer – Crooked River
Rumford – Morse bridge – Tied thru arch – Androscoggin River
Sumner-Hartford – Hodgdon bridge – Stringer – East Branch Nezinscot River
Warren – Starrett bridge – Stringer – St. George River
Windsor – York bridge – Stringer – West Branch Sheepscot River

Winslow-Waterville – Ticonic bridge – Girder – Kennebec River
Yarmouth – Davis Landing bridge – Concrete slab – West Branch Cousins River

Maine CCC Roster By Town

This is an incomplete compilation of the Civilian Conservation Corp. membership from the State of Maine according to a 1937 Yearbook of the 1st CCC District, 1st Corps Area. Also included is a few of the members that were listed in Camp newspapers if towns they were from was noted. Not included are members who served in out of state camps beyond a few who served in New Hampshire.

Addison

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Tucker L. E.,

Albion

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Leonard B.,

160th Co. Greenville – Flye E. P.,

Alexander

1127th Co. Beddington – Dwelley D.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Perkins W.,

Alfred

130th Co. Alfred – JohnYates,

159th Co. Patten – Green P.,

Amherst

1130th Co. Campden – Sargent A. E.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Sargent L.,

North Amity

154th Co. Bar Harbor – McIntosh M.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Lake E.,

1130th Co. Campden – Estabrook C. F.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Brewer F. E.,

Andover

132nd Co. Lewiston – Akers, H. V.

Anson

160th Co. Greenville – Shepard A. C.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Baker W. J.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Jewett A.,

North Anson

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Lane W.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Shaw G. E.,

1130th Co. Camden – Dickey H. J., Malesky L. J., McAllister S. W.,

Ashland

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Chapman P. E., Stevens H. J.,

1123rd Co. Suncock NH – Snow P.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Coffin V.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Williams A.,

1130th Co. Campden – Snow D. G.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Laurel R. Cameron,

Athens

1124th Co. Bridgton – Davis T.,

1127th Co. Beddington – McKenney B., Wing G.,

Augusta

130th Co. Alfred – Folsom, F. A.

132nd Co. Lewiston – Hyde, C. H.

152nd Co. Stow – Beaulieu R. J.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Hasson H., Rowe P.,

159th Co. Patten – Clark J., Merrick F. L., George A. Savage, Marquis Sidney,

160th Co. Greenville – Szady S. L.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Joslyn H. B., Scott H. G., Paradis A. L., Reynolds L. V., Scott A. W.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Bowden S. T., Crocker F.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Patten F.,

1130th Co. Camden – Philip G. Lonn, Katon W. E., Chasse J. L.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Taylor I.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Beaulieu C. J., Davis G. S., Lowe A. F., Sherwood W. F.,

Auburn

132nd Co. Lewiston – Reny V.,

159th Co. Patten – Goldrup W., Robert Boucher,

160th Co. Greenville – Ardelle H. Yeaton,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Turgeon L. F.,

1130th Co. Campden – Roy A. L.,

North Baldwin

1124th Co. Bridgton – Thorne C.,

Bancroft

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Quimby P.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – McKenzie H. H.,

North Bancroft

160th Co. Greenville – Campbell A. L.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Burns J. E.,

Bangor

132nd Co. Lewiston – Murphy L. F., Parent F. H.,

152nd Co. Stow – Cole H. C., Hardy W. K., Levasseur W. J., Thompson W., White R. B.

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Nickerson R.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Drinkwater L.,

159th Co. Patten – McCarthy F. M., Scudder M. W., Myrle H. Doughty,

160th Co. Greenville – Hennessey J. J., Clarke L. S., Glidden B. E., Keough J. L., Lahey P. W.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Hanson T. L., Libby D. E.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Barrows C. K., Crosby H. E., Dixon A., McNeil V. R.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Reginald McDonald, Corey L., Tinker L.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Flanagan J., Hamm W., Ledger L., Vanidstine T., Wood E.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Kearns J.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Silvio P. Frati, Brown C. E., Bushey L. J., Dunham E. E., Hughes R. A., Rogerson L. A.,

Bar Harbor

132nd Co. Lewiston – Hayward, M. M.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Daniel Reynolds, Alford Vigue, Perkins A.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Anthony J., Smith L.,

159th Co. Patten – Soper G. H. Jr.,

1130th Co. Campden – Leach W. V.,

Baring

132nd Co. Lewiston – Moreside, H. A.,

160th Co. Greenville – Allen K.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Doten G.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Moreshead G.,

Bath

159th Co. Patten – Edwin W. Craige, Kenneth Brown, Alton Mitchell,

160th Co. Greenville – Marsh J. H.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Dow R. W.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Stover E. G.,

Belfast

152nd Co. Stow – Harvey T. E., Warman C. G., Warman H. J.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Lorenzo Bragdon, Bragdon R., Gray A., Moore W., Salisbury L.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Howard Salisbury,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Smith R. A., Jr.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Beal E., Coombs R.,

1130th Co. Campden – Freeman R. L., Roberts P. B.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Hamlin R. K.,

Belgrade

152nd Co. Stow – McMillan L. S.,

Benton Station

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Povencher A.,

Bernard

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Smith D.,

Berwick

32nd Co. Lewiston – Belanger, L. P., Hutchangs, W. W.,

North Berwick

130th Co. Alfred – Welch, W.

South Berwick

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – England K. E.,

Bethel

152nd Co. Stow – Wood R. L.,

Biddeford

132nd Co. Lewiston – Neault, J. R.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Bilodeau W.,

159th Co. Patten – Henry Gerard, Oscar J. Binnette, Joseph P. (Tin Can) Camire,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Littlefield I. A.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Bernier J.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Provencher F.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Roland Bisaillon, Bisaillon U., Fortin P. L.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Bisaillon R. E.,

Bingham

130th Co. Alfred – Rice, W. R.

Blaine

1130th Co. Campden – Tompkins E. H.,

Blue Hill

192nd Co. Princeton – Wescott E. S.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Paterson O. C.,

Blue Hill Falls

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Duffy P.,

Bradford

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Hatch H.,

159th Co. Patten – Wade C., Keith A. Ritchie,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Jones D.,

Bradford Center

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Townsend C.,

Bradley

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Wilcox F. M.,

Brewer

32nd Co. Lewiston – Campbell, J. E.

165th Co. Fort Williams – Constantine R. L., Haycock M. E.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Hall W., Morrill B.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – McLaughton P. D.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Hatch S. K., Martindale G. C., Sickles J. A.,

Bridgton

160th Co. Greenville – Smith M. E.

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Graham R. H.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Clark C., Mayberry E., Foster W., Grover B., Ladd R., Merrifield B., Mitchell M., Potter L., Rollins R., Sargent F.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Chandler G. P.,

East Bridgton

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Crocker K. E.,

North Bridgton

1124th Co. Bridgton – Stewart W., Holden K.,

Bridgewater

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Craig W., McCleary C.,

South Bristol

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Rice E.,

Brockton

132nd Co. Lewiston – Ysevicz P.,

Brooklin

159th Co. Patten – Bartlett J. C.,

Brooks

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Crosby F.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Reynolds R.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Burpee S.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Micheal Burke, Webber D., Gibbs M. F.,

Brooksville

1130th Co. Camden – Howard E. Redman,

Brownville

152nd Co. Stow – Martin A.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Roy R. J.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Cassidy E. A.,

Brownville Junction

1127th Co. Beddington – Mann F.,

1130th Co. Campden – Taylor J.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Langevine C.,

Brunswick

159th Co. Patten – Loewe A. J., Vermette M. H., Gaudias Belanger, Emilien Patient,

160th Co. Greenville – Raoul L. Belanger,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Marcel P. Vermette

West Brunswick

132nd Co. Lewiston – Sherburne R. W.,

Bryant Pond

159th Co. Patten – Lawrence Yates,

Boothbay

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Woodward L. E.,

Boothbay Harbor

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Granger G.,

160th Co. Greenville – Tibbetts J. L.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Barter D. F.,

East Boothbay

160th Co. Greenville – Clayton F. Hodgdon

Bowdoinham

132nd Co. Lewiston – Almy, P. A.

159th Co. Patten – Sprague W. E.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Brown R. L.,

Buckfield

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Judkins W.,

160th Co. Greenville – Millet R. P.,

Bucksport

154th Co. Bar Harbor – McLeod W.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Drake J.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Cairns N. E., Small D. E.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Dorr L.,

1130th Co. Campden – Willet A. F.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Bowden J. M., Williams F. D.,

Burlington

1124th Co. Bridgton – Bradbury J.,

Burnham

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Holt M. A.,

Calais

132nd Co. Lewiston – Sprague, F. C.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Ayer B.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – McKay G., Porter H.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Hallstrom C. S., Hayman B. J., Johnston E., Lamb H. W., Leeman K. C.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – McKay E. L., Redding C. E.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Waycott R.,

1130th Co. Camden – Carver P. P.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – McNamarra F. P., Damon G., White D. F.,

Camden

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Frost C.,

160th Co. Greenville – Young T. P.,

1130th Co. Camden – Forrest S. Smallidge, Heal H. B., Richard C. H., Norton Z.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Ridgwell T.,

Canaan

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Holt C.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Holt C. L.,

Cape Elizabeth

1130th Co. Camden – Carr K. A.,

Caribou

130th Co. Alfred – Cyr, L. A.,

132nd Co. Lewiston – Cyr, L. J., Gurette, C.,

152nd Co. Stow – Watson W. L.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Belanger L., Smart J.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Albert L., Bubar E., Cyr L. J., Desjardin A., Hardacker C., Martin O., Parent F., Parker M., Sirois W., Tardif A., Thibodeau E., Work B.,

159th Co. Patten – Good R. J., Michaud E. D., Ralph J. Goode

165th Co. Fort Williams – Erickson S. J., Bouchard G. R., Hardy V. L., Woods R. L.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Beaupre C., Bouchard A., Bouchard L., Chamberlain J. C., Cyr D. L., Kelley A. F., Levesque M.,

1123rd Co. Suncock NH – Morin R.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Bouchard N., McNally F.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Orelle Guerrette, Aldor Ouellette, Amos Martin, Wright B., Brissette L., Ouellette L.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Haney W. D.,

Carmel

152nd Co. Stow – Bates F. L.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – French J.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – McDonough J.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Merrills G. L., Swan W. F.,

Carroll

1124th Co. Bridgton – Moores P.,

Casco

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Bryant E. E.,

Castine

152nd Co. Stow – McKinnon G. W.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Chester C. W.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Eaton B. D.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Stinchfiled F.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Thombs H. B.,

North Castine

165th Co. Fort Williams – Wardwell G. T.,

Charleston

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Hatch G.,

Cherryfield

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Dorr B.,

1127th Co. Beddington – George Fickett, Huntley G., Morse N., Tracy N., Tracy W.,

Chishom

159th Co. Patten – Gerard Fournier,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Hennessy S. G.,

Clinton

1123rd Co. Suncock NH – Smith A.,

Columbia

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – M. Stevens,

Coopers Mills

159th Co. Patten – Marshall E. Noyes,

Corea

1127th Co. Beddington – Anderson C., Young J., Colwell G.,

Corinna

132nd Co. Lewiston – Fogg, W. V.,

160th Co. Greenville – Russell F. A.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Butler D. E., Pitcher W. A.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Russell H.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Butler P.,

East Corinth

160th Co. Greenville – Leighton L.,

1123rd Co. Suncock NH – William French,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Brickmore D. F.,

Costigan

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Milton M. Vandez, Mulldune J. W.,

Crawford

1124th Co. Bridgton – Hatt B.,

Cumberland Center

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Lindell C.,

Cumberland Mills

1124th Co. Bridgton – Palmer E.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Peffer R.,

Cutler

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Schurman H.,

159th Co. Patten – Ackley P. W.,

160th Co. Greenville – Ward E. E.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Corbett P.,

Cyr Plantation

159th Co. Patten – Duplessis M. J.,

Damariscotta

165th Co. Fort Williams – Kenneth M. Nelson,

Damariscotta Mills

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Carter H.,

Danforth

192nd Co. Princeton – Kinney LeR. S.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Osgood P.,

Denmark

1124th Co. Bridgton – Lesso A.,

Dennysville

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Cox B., Hoar W.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Preston H. E.,

Detroit

152nd Co. Stow – Estes E. L.,

Dexter

130th Co. Alfred – Fortier, R. M.

132nd Co. Lewiston – Bridges, M. C.

152nd Co. Stow – Cobb S. G.

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Clukey S. C., Crawford K.,

159th Co. Patten – Colbath M.,

160th Co. Greenville – Judkins L. E., Perry D.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Clukey J. V.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Bell E.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Covel A. W.,

Dixfield

154th Co. Bar Harbor – John DeRoehn,

Dover-Foxcroft

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Smith A.,

159th Co. Patten – Gallagher F., Grenier W. E.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – McInnis H. F.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Bonsey G.,

1130th Co. Campden – Flanders H. L.,

Dresden

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Bilton W. T.,

Eagle Lake

132nd Co. Lewiston – Hebert, G. K.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Gagnon C., Smart W.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Raymond E., Roy C.,

159th Co. Patten – Daigle A., Raymond L. V., Roye P.,

160th Co. Greenville – Soucier L.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Smart O.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Lionel A. Nadeau, Beaulieu J., Deschene J. G., Dube L., Emond F., Freeman G., Gagnon J. E., Villancourt A.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Nadeau C. L., Labbe O., Michaud B., Saucier P., Smart A.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Hebert C.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Nadeau A., Nadeau N.,

1130th Co. Campden – Gagnon W., Mason A. A.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Baron L., Gagner N., Raymond R., Smart O.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Vaillancourt I.,

Eastport

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Lord E.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Clark C. S.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Sears M.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Sabean A.,

1130th Co. Camden – Abbott E. W., Morang L. L., Sabean E. A., Thompson C. L.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – O’Dell R., Robinson R., Walen A. R.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Barnes J. B., Woodman M. P.,

West Eastport

132nd Co. Lewiston – Cheurier, J. W., Sullivan J. W.,

Easton

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Grant T.,

159th Co. Patten – L. Cahill, Boyce J. L.,

North Edgecomb

152nd Co. Stow – Clifton Reed,

Edmunds

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Farley F. M.,

South Eliot

1123rd Co. Suncock NH – Carpenter D.,

Ellsworth

130th Co. Alfred – Farrell, E.,

152nd Co. Stow – Guthrie G. P.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Hurd G.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Cummings C., Higgins H., Sargent A., Crowley C. A.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Dolliver R. G.

192nd Co. Princeton – Daya A. L.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Bennoch R. L., Bradbury W. F., Conners L. D., Murch D. H., Allen B. J., Scrivens S. R.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Brown H., Sargent R., Saunders W.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Bower R. C.,

Ellsworth Falls

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Moore G. G.,

Enfield

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Stevens F.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Oliver Wakefield, Bagley F. A.,

West Enfield

152nd Co. Stow – Chubbuck E. S., Ewing T. B.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Boone D.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Smith L.,

160th Co. Greenville – Nadeau H. W.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Nash H.,

Exeter

132nd Co. Lewiston – Larrabee, N. T.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Davis C.,

Fairfield

159th Co. Patten – Eugene Hassen,

160th Co. Greenville – O’Blemis E. H.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Elliott M.,

Farmington

165th Co. Fort Williams – Colburn J. V.,

Franklin

132nd Co. Lewiston – Gordon, E. S.,

159th Co. Patten – Sumner D. Crabtree,

1127th Co. Beddington – Farnsworth S., Piper R.,

West Franklin

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Mosley N.,

Frenchville

152nd Co. Stow – Blanchette E., Levesque J. A., Michaud C. J., Paradis P. I.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Michaud H.,

159th Co. Patten – Bouchard E.,

160th Co. Greenville – Cyr A. J.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Paradis L. F.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Bouchard C. J., Michaud M. E., Paradis G., Paradis L. F.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Cyr D., Bouchard A., Chasse A.,

1130th Co. Camden – Bouchard A. J.,

Upper Frenchville

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Euclyde Ouellette, Deschaine O’N., Marquis A.,

159th Co. Patten – Baron J., Belanger W., Dumais L.,

160th Co. Greenville – Raymond R. U.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Deschaines N. H.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Morneault R., Roy C. M.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Bouchard C., Roy B.,

1130th Co. Campden – Dumais L. J.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Belanger L.,

Fryeburg

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Kiesman M.,

The Forks

160th Co. Greenville – Hines D. J.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Smedburg B.,

Fort Fairfield

165th Co. Fort Williams – Cyr L. K.,

1130th Co. Campden – Martin, W. E., Todd A. F.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Delong D. I.,

Fort Kent

132nd Co. Lewiston – Duby, J. L., Gagnon, W. W.

152nd Co. Stow – Boutot H. H., Berube E., Charette A., Daigle S., Deschaine P., Nolan W. H.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Saucier C.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Daigle A., Dube A.,

159th Co. Patten – Grover O’Grady, A. Gagnon, Cyr O. J.,

160th Co. Greenville – Blair T., Castonguay L., Cyr R.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Bouchard J. B., Paradis E.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Charette P. E., Daigle J. W., Gunmond E., Scott C. E.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Charett L., Babin D., Bouchard M. A., Lizotte C., Pelletier M. G., Thibodeau E. I., Voisine L. J., Wiles G.,

1123rd Co. Suncock NH – Leo Pelletier,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Bard W., Audibert B., Daigle P., Michaud P.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Claude Daigle, Caron A., Landry R., Raymond L.,

1130th Co. Campden – Dube J. L., Ouellette L., Pelletier W. D., Simon L., Voisine E. R.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Ouellette B. J., Pinette S., Cyr N. D., Frenette F.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Rosaire V. Daigle,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Berube W. G., Baron C., Deschaine L., Frenette A., Theriault A. N.,

Fort Kent Mills

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – W. Austin,

Gardiner

132nd Co. Lewiston – Kinney, M. L., Whipple F. W.,

152nd Co. Stow – Curtis S. S., Rock F. J.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Bishop H.,

159th Co. Patten – Hutchinsone J., George A. Marshall,

160th Co. Greenville – Vaine C. W.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Cleveland H., Henderson A.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Murphy T.,

Upper Gloucester

1124th Co. Bridgton – Chase W.,

Gorham

130th Co. Alfred – Wyman, R. E.,

132nd Co. Lewiston – Lowell, P.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Clark I.,

160th Co. Greenville – Cameron D.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Norton R. E.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Wiggin A. R.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Irish M. F.,

Gouldsboro

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Warren H.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Lloyd Clark, A. Hodgkins, Hodgkins M.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Tuttle A.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Lynn J., Foss J.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – More W.,

South Gouldsboro

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Scofield C.,

Grand Isle

152nd Co. Stow – Martin R., Sirois L. R.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Cote L.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Lavigne F.,

159th Co. Patten – Leonard M. J., Sirois B. B.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Beaulieu E. L., Beaulieu V. J.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Cormier E.,

1130th Co. Camden – Chasse R.,

Grand Lake Stream

192nd Co. Princeton – Brown E. S.,

Greenbush

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Fowler J.,

Greenville

160th Co. Greenville – Stover L. A.,

Greenville Junction

160th Co. Greenville – Barnard J. A., Graham G. W., Mann F. R.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – McCallum C.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – McLeod H.,

Guerrette

1124th Co. Bridgton – Guerrette L.,

Guilford

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Mitchell M.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Shaw L.,

1130th Co. Camden – MacDougall E. W.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Drinkwater D., Philbrook L.,

Hamp’n H’ts

159th Co. Patten – Marsh W. E.,

Hall Quarry

152nd Co. Stow – Gonzales H. P.,

Hallowell

132nd Co. Lewiston – Varney, E. E., Carey, P.

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Williams E.,

159th Co. Patten – Woodrow Blake,

192nd Co. Princeton – Clark J. H.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Densmore McHardy,

Hampden

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Withee A. W.,

Hampden Highlands

160th Co. Greenville – Marsh R. B., Stevenson H. A.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Stevenson F. M.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – White C. W.,

Hancock

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Jordan R. E.,

1130th Co. Campden – Hudson L. D., Phippen C. R.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Knowlton H.,

South Hancock

1130th Co. Campden – Dow A. L.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Grant E. V.,

Harborside

1130th Co. Camden – Redman E. D.,

Harmony

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Rooks L.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Brown L., Snowden A.,

Harrington

1124th Co. Bridgton – Smith A.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Fickett D.,

Harrison

159th Co. Patten – Herbert Winslow,

Haynesville

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Malone P.,

1130th Co. Campden – Moody T. E.,

Hillsdale

1124th Co. Bridgton – Malvin Irish,

Hillside

1124th Co. Bridgton – Earle F., Irish R.,

Hiram

1124th Co. Bridgton – Spring A.,

East Hiram

159th Co. Patten – Fred W. Rankin

1124th Co. Bridgton – Freeman Howard,

Hodgdon

160th Co. Greenville – Rockwell E. C.,

East Holden

165th Co. Fort Williams – Coffin D. E.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Manzo M. A.,

Hope

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Cyrus B.,

1130th Co. Camden – Bennett L. C.,

Houlton

132nd Co. Lewiston – Ellis, L. E.,

152nd Co. Stow – McNutt O. D.

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Cummings R.,

159th Co. Patten – Andrew Shea, Farrar L. F., Gerow L. S., Frank W. Ketchum, Saunders R. L., Randford Shea,

160th Co. Greenville – Fortier L. M., McKeen F.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – McNutt J. A.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Ellis R. J.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Perley H. Adams, Cunliffe T. H.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Albert J., Porter D., Pringle A.,

1130th Co. Camden – Bither W. H.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – William Plant, Moran G. C., Ogden A. G.,

Howland

152nd Co. Stow – Black R. W.,

160th Co. Greenville – Babincay F. J.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Nason R. P.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Nelson C. E.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Chamberlain R.,

Intervale

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Woodward O.,

Island Falls

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Campbell W., Pipes G.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Paradis E.,

159th Co. Patten – Joseph Albert, Wilbrod Morin, McLaughlin J. F.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Howard M. Lougee, McNelly H. E., Lougee R. S.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Guimond W. L.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Hunt T.,

Jackman

1130th Co. Camden – Louis J. Mathieu, Mathieu A. J.,

Jackman Station

160th Co. Greenville – Boiving R. E.,

Jackson

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Taylor F. F.,

Jacksonville

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Williamson C.,

North Jay

159th Co. Patten – Staples C.,

Jefferson

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Libby M., Reynolds M.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Allen J., Brann C. F., Brann J. G., Cunningham R. B., Cunningham L. E., Dunbar H. H., Maxfield P. R., Russell A. H.,

South Jefferson

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Banks W. H.,

Jonesboro

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Wallace C.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Smith D. R.,

Jonesport

159th Co. Patten – Alley, R. K., Donovan R. P., Almen Davis, John West,

160th Co. Greenville – Norton R. N.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Berry T. A.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Kelley H.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Caler M., Carver G., Donovan L., Huntley J.,

1130th Co. Campden – White G. B.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Smith O.,

West Jonesport

159th Co. Patten – Urquhart G. F., Manchester T.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Merchant R. C.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Merchant G., Polk C.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Peabody W.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Duplessie A., Marquis A.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Lizotte P.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Burebe E. J.,

Keegan

132nd Co. Lewiston – Chasse, A.,

152nd Co. Stow – Michaud W.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Berube R., Voisine G.,

159th Co. Patten – Plourde P. J.,

160th Co. Greenville – Michaud G. H.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Paradis J. A.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Duplessie A., Marquis A.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Bouchard E., Lizotte P.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Burebe E. J.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Voisine C.,

Kenduskeag

165th Co. Fort Williams – Carmault W. J.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Brown C.,

Kennebec

1124th Co. Bridgton – Hollowell S.,

Kennebunk

132nd Co. Lewiston – Lebarge, R. W.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Peabody F. G.,

1130th Co. Campden – Ladd H. H., Pare R. A.,

Kennebunkport

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Whitten D. M.,

Kingman

159th Co. Patten – Hersome D. A.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Shaw A. G.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Ashie J., Thompson L. T.,

Kittery

152nd Co. Stow – Stanley I. J.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Eldridge E. E.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Fernald W. D.,

Kittery Point

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Bedell F. G., Foss M. E., Tobey R.,

Lambert Lake

192nd Co. Princeton – Willis R. Grass, Walls B. F., Dyer O. C.,

Lee

192nd Co. Princeton – Thurlow E. W.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Porter G.,

Leeds

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Hartford L.,

North Leeds

132nd Co. Lewiston – Card, H. M.

Lewiston

132nd Co. Lewiston – Clarry, D. L., Crowley, C. T., Forbes, J. V., Guenette, R. A., Labbe, R. J.,

152nd Co. Stow – Caffrey W. F.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Joseph Morin, Coutore R., Marin A., Morin J.,

159th Co. Patten – Robert H. Fortin, Gagne J., Ouellette J., Tardiff E., Wailus P. M., Frank P. Michaud, Edmund J. Baribeault, Joseph E. Derosiers, Armand Morin, Emile L. Parent, Walter Metcalf, Arthur L. Libby, Wilfred Bellmore,

160th Co. Greenville – Provencial J., Foisy J., Thomas L.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Labby A. A., Beaudin J.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Aube J. A., Vallee L. J.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Cote P. G., Foisy L. J.,

Levant

152nd Co. Stow – Fernald R. L.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Watson F.,

Liberty

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Ryan R.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Stevens V.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Cram R., Wyman V.,

Lille

152nd Co. Stow – Madore C. L.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Ludger Doucette, Doucette A., Levasseur W.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Therriault F.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Theriault R., Langlais E., Levasseur A., Ouellette L.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Godin A.,

1130th Co. Camden – Berube E. F.,

Limestone

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Carson R., Donovan E., Tardy F.,

159th Co. Patten – Brooker D. H., Castonguay P., McLaughlin B. G.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Fisher L. J., Gagnon W. J.,

1123rd Co. Suncock NH – Dennis Johndro,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Cyr A.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Edgecomb B.,

1130th Co. Camden – Bellefleur J. S.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Kirkpatrick G., Poitras O., St. Pierre N., Willard D. N.,

Lincoln

160th Co. Greenville – Tilton R. L.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Wakefield W. A.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Smith L. M.,

Lincoln Center

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Nutte V.,

Lincolnville

152nd Co. Stow – Crooker R. B.,

159th Co. Patten – Sam Ripley,

1127th Co. Beddington – Weed W.,

1130th Co. Campden – McKenna J. W.,

Linneus

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Malone L.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Sawyer R. M.,

Lisbon

1124th Co. Bridgton – Gray H.,

Lisbon Center

1123rd Co. Suncock NH – Miles E.,

Lisbon Falls

132nd Co. Lewiston – Hlister, A. J.

1130th Co. Camden – Grunert K. F.,

Livermore Falls

132nd Co. Lewiston – Pomerleau, J. Phillip,

159th Co. Patten – George P. Emerson,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Thibeau I. J.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Wetherington N.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Severe LaPointe

Long Island

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Grover C.,

159th Co. Patten – Leon G. Littlejohn,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Littlejohn L. J.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Ross C. T.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Rich R. L.,

East Longmeadow

1124th Co. Bridgton – Carto R.,

Lubec

132nd Co. Lewiston – Rice T. C.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Quinn J. E.,

1127th Co. Beddington – McDowell L.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Chaney V. W., Kelly S.,

West Lubec

159th Co. Patten – Mahar H. B.,

Machias

192nd Co. Princeton – Hatt H. E.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Johnson C.,

1130th Co. Camden – Doten R. M.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Johnso S.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Albee E. E.,

East Machais

159th Co. Patten – Jamieson A. H.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Ackley H. H.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Gallagher R. M.,

1123rd Co. Suncock NH – Marvis Fickett,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Ackley L. J.,

West Machais

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Graham W. A.,

Machaisport

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Homes W.,

1130th Co. Camden – Morse F. O.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Holmes W.,

Macwahoc

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Shaw A. L.,

Madawaska

132nd Co. Lewiston – Daigle, P. L., Leblanc, P., Ouellette G.,

152nd Co. Stow – Laferriere N. D., Roy L.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Hector Dumond, Gendreau A.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Cyr L., Roy E.,

192nd Co. Princeton – St. Onge N.,

1123rd Co. Suncock NH – Gilbert Daigle, Bell E.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Depres E., Dumond B., Fournier A., Tardif R.,

1130th Co. Camden – Daigle A. J.,

Madison

154th Co. Bar Harbor – White R.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – DeRoche E., Dugas C.,

159th Co. Patten – Kenney R. W.,

160th Co. Greenville – Adams A. H., Ingalls H. E., Worster D. J.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Arsenault E. J., Bryant R. G.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Carleton J. Boulette, Pray D. A., Spaulding K. F.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Poirier J., Maslen C., Abbott V., Lewis P.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Otis M. T.,

Manchester

192nd Co. Princeton – Roy L. J.,

Mapleton

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Dow E.,

160th Co. Greenville – Hartford R. E.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Thompkins P.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – McBride R. E.,

1123rd Co. Suncock NH – Campbell R.,

Marsardis

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – W. Johnston, Goding C.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Swett L. W.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Johnston W.,

McKinley (today part of Trenton)

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Francis G.,

159th Co. Patten – Martis W., Jr.,

Mechanic Falls

132nd Co. Lewiston – Brady, D. E.

165th Co. Fort Williams – MacAllister L. G., McAllister H. E.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Frank Carter,

Medford

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Chiampa J.,

Medway

165th Co. Fort Williams – Harold C. Beathem, York H.,

Mercer

132nd Co. Lewiston – Foley, F. F.,

159th Co. Patten – True E.,

160th Co. Greenville – Fenton F. W.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Drury R.,

Merrill

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Wright J.,

Mexico

132nd Co. Lewiston – Richard E. J.,

152nd Co. Stow – Richard J. L.,

Milbridge

152nd Co. Stow – Hawkins M. C.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Parker C.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Bechard D.,

Milford

160th Co. Greenville – MacDonald D.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Milan Miller, Dunn K.,

1130th Co. Camden – Boyington C. M.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Gauvin W. W., Sirois A. E.,

Millinocket

152nd Co. Stow – Mackin J. W., Lamson A. E.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – MacKenzie T.,

159th Co. Patten – Baston C. J., Cormier P. H., King L., LaPoint J. E., Walls D. H., Witherly R. V.,

160th Co. Greenville – MCMahon V.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Hikel G. J., McCreevy E. J.,

192nd Co. Princeton – King A., Boutaugh J. A.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – George C. Elsemore, James H. McInnis, Gerald A. Whiston, Grant H. J., Henry A.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Dientes P., Fowler W., Friel W., Pelletier E.,

1127th Co. Beddington – York C.,

1130th Co. Campden – Gagnier E. F., Healey A. A., Pound D. O.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Chasse F., Cormier L. L., Corriveau L., Cote A. E., Gallant C. J., Hall M. P., Lyons J. H., Mackin R. E., Richard P. T.,

East Millinocket

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Bishop R., Casey F. D.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Pray L.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Longton W. H.,

Milo

132nd Co. Lewiston – Mallett, N. L.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – King P.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Badger V., Dunfee M.,

Mills

152nd Co. Stow – Light F. F.,

Milltown

1124th Co. Bridgton – Blanchard N.,

Monmouth

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Dumont A.,

Monroe

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Tripp K.,

Monson

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Edward Mitchell

160th Co. Greenville – Frank F. Crockett, Carrol G. Smith Danielson M. L., Carlberg J. A., Crockett J. A.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Bjork R. A.,

Monticello

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Davis B.,

159th Co. Patten – Miller P.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Upton D. A.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Hobbs C., Rush P.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Lawrence Leavitt,

1130th Co. Camden – Wilbur L. Wiley,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Gulliver G. R.,

Morrill

159th Co. Patten – Irving R. Cross,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Hatch W.,

Mount Chase

159th Co. Patten – Desmond R. O.,

Mount Desert

132nd Co. Lewiston – Bracy C. L.,

Mount Vernon

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Towle H.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Whittier F. P.,

Naples

152nd Co. Stow – Leavitt R. D.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Ross J.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Shaw L.,

Nashua

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Maurice Dube,

Newburyport

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Sheehan J.,

Newcastle

159th Co. Patten – Edward Tukey,

1130th Co. Campden – Hopkins L. K.,

New Sharon

132nd Co. Lewiston – Tibbetts, Raymond J.

New Sweden

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Espling C.,

Newport

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Raynes R.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Fairbrother A.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Morrison H. S.,

North New Portland

160th Co. Greenville – Walker H. E.,

West New Portland

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Safford D.,

Norridgewock

1127th Co. Beddington – Condon C.,

Northport

152nd Co. Stow – Green J. H.

Norway

1124th Co. Bridgton – Locket L.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Dowland P.,

Oakfield

1127th Co. Beddington – White L.,

Oakland

132nd Co. Lewiston – Cook, D. A.,

152nd Co. Stow – Giberson H. S., Grondin R. H.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Miner D.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – George Tuttle, Chamberlain C.,

159th Co. Patten – Knox H. C., Edwin E. Dudley,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Farnham W. M.,

1123rd Co. Suncock NH – Perkins L.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Burwood E.,

Old Orchard Beach

152nd Co. Stow – Palardis A.,

Old Town

132nd Co. Lewiston – Brissette, F. A., Dupuis, J. C.,

152nd Co. Stow – Clukey J. E., King W. J.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Brissette W., Cote L. Jr., Legasse L., Mann F.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Baker C., Clukey E., Dubay J., Dube J.,

159th Co. Patten – McPherson D. J., McPherson S. H.,

160th Co. Greenville – Bosse H. J., Gauvain F. L., King E. J., St. Peter H. A.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Smart M. J.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Cote C. F., Keith R. O.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Pelletier E., Sawyer H.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Hall W., Marquis J., Richards J.,

1130th Co. Camden – Desjardins A. T., Duplessis F. X., White A. F.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Carl A. Bishop, Landry J. C., Perro R. L., Cluckey R. T., Depie C. E., Ouellette A. J., Shay L. W., Stormmann R.,

Orono

132nd Co. Lewiston – Brown, H. F., Burns H. J., Page L. D.,

152nd Co. Stow – Beaulieu H. J.,

159th Co. Patten – Hashey C. R., Muray R. J. Jr., Spencer M. L.,

160th Co. Greenville – Nadeau N. S.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Fortier F. C.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Beaulieu F.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Miller L.,

Orland

1130th Co. Camden – Soper K. B.,

Oxbow

1124th Co. Bridgton – Leonard Reed,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Reed H. W.,

Oxford

132nd Co. Lewiston – Felker, I. C.,

Palermo

159th Co. Patten – Clark J.,

Paris

1124th Co. Bridgton – Mack R.,

South Paris

192nd Co. Princeton – Harding R. L.,

West Paris

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Crocker E.,

Passadumkeag

1130th Co. Campden – Leavitt W. A., Raymond V. D.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Beers S. H.,

Patten

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Landry C.,

159th Co. Patten – Hadley McDonald, Leroy Miles, L. Beattie, Hunter R. F., Sibley C. A., McKenney A. I., Campbell J., Finch C. D., Gagnon C. A., Hanson M. O., Ingerson O. E., Palmer R., Roberts F. W., Rogers R. W., Wheaton M., W., George Dunn,

160th Co. Greenville – Chalou A.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Ingerson I. B.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Landry J. F.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Gagnon D., Plourd J.,

1130th Co. Campden – Dyer M. L., Rogers P. H.,

Peaks Island

1127th Co. Beddington – Nye F.,

West Pembroke

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Carter S.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Sheldon F. Dudley,

1130th Co. Camden – Carter V. D.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Bulmer W. G., Mills J. L.,

Penobscot

152nd Co. Stow – Mixer G. I.,

160th Co. Greenville – Mixer L. A.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Perry H., Perry H.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Field H. N.,

West Peru

159th Co. Patten – Cleston Garneau,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Wiken R.E.,

Pittsfield

132nd Co. Lewiston – Leathers, L. C.,

160th Co. Greenville – Paul E. Poulin

1130th Co. Campden – Rogers H. J.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Bagley R. R.,

East Pittston

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Perkins F. L.,

Plaisted

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Marshall R. F.,

South Pond

132nd Co. Lewiston – Michaud, G. E.,

152nd Co. Stow – Michaud C.,

Portage

192nd Co. Princeton – Homes J. A.,

Portage Lake

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Beaulier D.,

Port Clyde

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Simmons B. D.,

Portland

130th Co. Alfred – Basil Keith, Bonney, B.

132nd Co. Lewiston – Balzano, J., Erskine, J., Iezzi, G., Jennings, M. Jr., Joyce, J. P., McCarthy, J. J., Nixon, W., Norris, F. J., Oakes, R. S., Pennell C. R.,

152nd Co. Stow – Flaherty J. J., Melaugh H. P., Blumenthal L., Bowdoin E. R., Campbell J. E., Chandler W. C., Chisholm P. J., Driscoll D. W., Emery D. L., Farr P. M., Guilmette E. I., Layte E. P., McDonough J. H., Pinette A. D.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Eugene Roberts, Bonang J., Chiappe P., Dugan M., Jackson W., Joyce J., Keddy W., Lundy E.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Donatello F., Nelson P., Sloane G., Stimpson P.,

159th Co. Patten – Calvert J., Carignan E., Ladner C., Levine H., Slater R. E., George Lynch, J. Donald O’Rourke, Arthur J. Loewe, Raymond Honan, William Farr, James J. McDonaugh, Raymond Tupper, John A. O’Donnell, Earl E. Foote, Arden N. Sellick, Howard Ryder, Arnold Strout,

160th Co. Greenville – Blanchard F. B., Coyne S. J., Grace L. E., Hardy E. G., Shute J. A., Varra L. L.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – John G. Hankard, Harold W. Virgin, Carson C. F. , Noonan T. J., Norton P., Bickford M. M., Coyne J. E., Crowley P. J., Cummings C. A., Hensen A. M., McDonough P. J., McEwen C. O., McKenzie D. G., Stanhope V. E., Walsh F. E.,

192nd Co. Princeton – George A. McCullum, Emerson W. G., Jennings J.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Calvert J. J., Cole M. E., Johnson J. D., Peterson B. P., Stratton R. L., Woods F. F.,

1123rd Co. Suncock NH – Raymond Evans, Heskett K., Foley J.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Bardarick B., Duprey C., Errigo J., Gordon F., Larrabee L., McGinty C., Malia E., Rolfe E., Warner F., Webster H.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Kinney R., Coyne M., Rogers E., Ball T.,

1130th Co. Camden – Louis G. McCoy, Burns F. E., Fitzmorris B. L., Hall J. W., Kelley W. P., Pritchard J. L., Roller J. E.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Ashton G. T., Binette J., Blanchard H. A., Bridges H., Christl O. K., Corradini L., Degruchy F., Gagnon A. J., Greenlaw R. V., Hatt L. T., Hayes J. J., Hemingway R. C., Jewett F. K., Kane T., McCalmon E., McCalmon H., Milnick W., Mitchell I., O’Brien J., Parks W., Sloan C., Spear W., Stanhope H., Talbot D.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Sullivan R. A., Duncanson A. E., Fowles L., Fulton J. J., Meehan J. D., Jr., Parmenter G. D., Romano R. A., Stoddard R. P., Stoddard R. P., Ventresca G.,

South Portland

152nd Co. Stow – Graffam C. P.,

159th Co. Patten – Hurley D. E., Garnett W.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Wilbur F. Herrick,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Chartcharaick J. S., Christl R. S.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Rush E., Bowden J. M., Sigar E.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Acker S. W., Pratt R. C.,

Pownal

165th Co. Fort Williams – Britt R. B., Britt R. W.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Jewett P. E.,

Presque Isle

132nd Co. Lewiston – Dyer, Wilmont F.,

160th Co. Greenville – Albert I. Grenlaw, Reed R. A., Wood E. I.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Tomphkins W. J., Mahaney K.,

1130th Co. Campden – Markure L. J., McAloon J. W.,

Princeton

165th Co. Fort Williams – Maxwell A. A.,

192nd Co. Princeton – John H. Farrell, Gerald T. McLaughlin, Chambers C. T., Grass A. F., McArthur A. L.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Maddix R. C.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Earle Roberts,

1130th Co. Camden – Crosby L. E., Knox A. C., Knox A. C., Leland F. F.,

Prospect Harbor

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Alley A. M.,

Quimby

165th Co. Fort Williams – Pelletier R. D.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Vaillancourt L.,

Randolph

192nd Co. Princeton – Leighton D. E.,

159th Co. Patten – Stanley E. Brown,

Rangeley

132nd Co. Lewiston – Oakes R. S.,

144th Co. Rangeley – Angelo Cirillo, Maxell Dunham, Raymond J. Murphy, Lindell A. West, Bailey C. R., Crosby L. L., Greene J. D., West E.,

Readfield

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Wyman W.,

Red Beach

192nd Co. Princeton – Lane E. D., Quinn C. W.,

Richmond

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Carroll Linnekin,

159th Co. Patten – Knox E. L., Walter A. Brown

Ridlonville

132nd Co. Lewiston – Chaisson, E. J.,

159th Co. Patten – Granville P. Conrad,

Rumford

132nd Co. Lewiston – Perry W. J.,

152nd Co. Stow – Despres J. B., Drakus W. W., Therriault E. C.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Gaudin L.,

159th Co. Patten – Hebert G. T., Andrew J. Gallant, Tannis G. Herbert,

160th Co. Greenville – LaBrie E., Therriault N. E.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Vaillancourt L.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Curtis M.,

1130th Co. Camden – Ouellette A. J., Patrie A. J., St. Cyr R. A.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Giasson A. L., Roy P., Thibadeau R.,

Robbinston

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Diffin R.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Young R. L.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Diffin E.,

Rockland

152nd Co. Stow – Huntley A. G.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Morang M.,

159th Co. Patten – Carlton Ripley,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Sundstrom C. J.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Bertrand E. McClain, Barlow J. R., Staples L. L.,

1130th Co. Camden – Clifton M. Lewis, Doak H. E., Hastings R. J., Pendleton H. M.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Young P. L.,

Rockport

152nd Co. Stow – Young G. C.,

160th Co. Greenville – Collins F. L.,

1130th Co. Campden – Dow C. F., Grant D. M.,

Rockwood

160th Co. Greenville – Ruell G. S.,

West Rockport

160th Co. Greenville – Collins F. L.,

Rome

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Knight H.,

Sabattus

1124th Co. Bridgton – Hodgson R.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Grover O. C.,

Saco

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Hodgdon R.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Wyman F. E.,

Salisbury Cove

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Norton H.,

Sanford

130th Co. Alfred – Clements, J. J. Edgecomb, P., Fretchette, O. Morin, E.

152nd Co. Stow – Hanson J. G.,

160th Co. Greenville – LeBlanc L. J.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Cote E. J.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Lasante G. J., Picken W. H.,

Sangerville

192nd Co. Princeton – Carleton L. A., Currier D. A., Smith C. A.,

Sangor

132nd Co. Lewiston – Goulette, S. L.,

Scarboro

152nd Co. Stow – Curlew C., Faulkingham L. R.,

Seal Cove

152nd Co. Stow – Reed P. T.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Johnson H. W.,

Searsmont

159th Co. Patten – Holmes E. E.,

Searsport

152nd Co. Stow – Lenfest J. E.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Corey W.,

160th Co. Greenville – Ward E.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Thompson G. C.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Thompson R. B.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – George Cunningham,

1127th Co. Beddington – Merchant A.,

1130th Co. Camden – Dakin R. C.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Roberts F., Sylvester L.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Towle H. L.,

Sebago Lake

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Welch G.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Brown G.,

Sebec

1130th Co. Campden – Stone G. L.,

Sebec Station

1123rd Co. Suncock NH – Hichborn G.,

North Sedgwick

1124th Co. Bridgton – Nevells L.,

Sherman

159th Co. Patten – Norman E. Daggett, George Tardie,

Sherman Mills

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Patterson F. O.,

Sheridan (Ashland)

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Lagassie G.,

Shin Pond

159th Co. Patten – Hunter H. J.,

Shirley

160th Co. Greenville – Batcher H. F., Jacobson L. R.,

Sinclair

159th Co. Patten – Bard P., Ouellette E.,

Skowhegan

132nd Co. Lewiston – Palmer A. W.,

152nd Co. Stow – Redmond L. R., Warren G. E., Wescott J. W., Zinkovitch J. J.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Fernald S.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Bennett D.,

159th Co. Patten – Koelenbeak H., Waters R.,

160th Co. Greenville – Brown J. N., Dillingham E. M., Jarvais J. E., Lessard F. J., Mitchell O. L., Tessier E. H.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Chouinard L. R.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Blethen R., Trepanier L.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Leathers L.,

Smyrna Mills

1130th Co. Camden – Robert C. Condon,

Soldier Pond

1124th Co. Bridgton – Pelletier A.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Lausier E., Boutote J.,

Southwest Harbor

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Lurvey K.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – A. Mace, J. Merritt, R. Stanwood, Elliott J., Grindle R., Stanwood B.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Hall G. F.,

Sorrento

1124th Co. Bridgton – Fenton M.,

1130th Co. Campden – Rice E. A.,

Spaulding

1124th Co. Bridgton – Dickinson W.,

Springfield

152nd Co. Stow – Merrill H. F.,

St. Agatha

132nd Co. Lewiston – Hubald D. S.,

152nd Co. Stow – Desrosiers L. A., Michaud A. R.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Hebert E.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Bouchar G., Chasse L.,

159th Co. Patten – Raymond S., Roye J. L.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Chase E. J.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Guerette R., Paradis V., St. Amant P. P., Theriault P.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Rossignol A., Poissonnier R.,

1130th Co. Campden – Dubey C. G., Fongemie R., Gagnon P., Hebert J. R., Plourd R. R., Ringuette E.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Gervais B. H.,

St. Albans

159th Co. Patten – Lloyd A. Wyman,

St. David

132nd Co. Lewiston – Lavertue, A.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Leo T. Cyr,

192nd Co. Princeton – Levesque N.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Cyr J.,

1130th Co. Camden – Cyr C. J.,

St. Francis

159th Co. Patten – Fred J. Plourde,

192nd Co. Princeton – Lazare E. R.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Dalton E. L., Michaud H. L., Plourd P. D.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Hutchinson J.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Taggett H.,

St. George

1130th Co. Campden – Kangas H. A.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Passenen V. E.,

Upper St. Turner

192nd Co. Princeton – St. Onge L. J.,

Starks

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Lovell V. E.,

Steep Falls

165th Co. Fort Williams – Roland P. L.,

Stillwater

192nd Co. Princeton – Robbins G. F.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Gadd R., Harriman R. E., Sibley B.,

Stockholm

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Marquis R.,

159th Co. Patten – Plourde L.,

1130th Co. Campden – Wheaton N. E.,

Stockton Springs

132nd Co. Lewiston – Curtis, M. F.,

159th Co. Patten – Clyde N. Dunham,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Daley F.,

Strong

132nd Co. Lewiston – Kenney, William

Stoneham

1127th Co. Beddington – Hubbard G.,

Stonington

1124th Co. Bridgton – John Holland,

Steuben

192nd Co. Princeton – Skinner R. G., Stanley G. J.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Phinney C.,

Soldier Pond

132nd Co. Lewiston – Sprague, F. C.

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Gravel L., Pelletier P.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Belanger A., Bouchard L.,

160th Co. Greenville – Labbie G. J.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Gagnon C. J., Pelletier J. G.,

Sullivan

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Andrews W., Martin A., Ober H.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Johnson L. H.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Jackson A.,

East Sullivan

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Whalen R.,

North Sullivan

192nd Co. Princeton – Robertson J. Jr.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Havey G. C.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Warren M.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Ober F. R.,

West Sullivan

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Woodworth K. H.,

Surry

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Bonsey H.,

Smyra Mills

1124th Co. Bridgton – Coburn C.,

Tremont

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – A. Bartlett, R. Higgins,

West Tremont

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Pomroy D.,

Trenton

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Pirie C.,

Thomaston

160th Co. Greenville – Brown E. V.,

Thorndike

152nd Co. Stow – Gardiner M. R.

1124th Co. Bridgton – Larrabee J.,

1130th Co. Campden – Gordon R. G.,

Thomaston

1124th Co. Bridgton – George Armstrong,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Nickles J.,

South Thomaston

1130th Co. Campden – Rackliff A. F.,

Troy

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – George T. Fernald,

Togus

1130th Co. Campden – Ivory B. E.,

Topsham

1124th Co. Bridgton – Hall E.,

Turner

159th Co. Patten – Clinton Jordon

Union

152nd Co. Stow – Sweetland B.,

1123rd Co. Suncock NH – Doughty E.,

1130th Co. Camden – Arrington C. G.,

Unionville

192nd Co. Princeton – Bayrd C. E.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Bayrd R. F.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Flinn F. T.,

Unity

1127th Co. Beddington – Trull R.,

Van Buren

132nd Co. Lewiston – Soucy P.,

152nd Co. Stow – Pelleteir C. H., Soucy L. A.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Cyr H., Jacques D., Violette C.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – L. Gorey, Corriveau P., Fraser A., Ouellette W.,

159th Co. Patten – Joseph Madore, Pierre M. St., Bouchard J., Chaisson G., St. Pierre H., Violette W. A., Ivan Cyr,

160th Co. Greenville – Violette R. I., Jambard C., Marquis L., Michaud G. A., Sirois R. F., Tardiff R. H.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Ludger Gagnon, Beaulieu R. A., Dumond L., Gagnon B. J., Gagnon O’N. J., Lebel L. A.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Levasseur L. P., Morin U. J.,

1123rd Co. Suncock NH – Violette A.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Ouellette E.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Cyr C., Gagnon R., Guerrette C., Parent W., Morin S., Gagnon L.,

1130th Co. Camden – Levasseur F. E.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Couturier P. W., Parant P., Doucette J. L.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Pelletier C. O., Pelletier P. O.,

Vanceboro

192nd Co. Princeton – Theron H. Crandlemire

North Vassalboro

192nd Co. Princeton – Wilcox E. H.,

Veazie

1127th Co. Beddington – Sweeney P.,

Vinalhaven

152nd Co. Stow – Knowlton H. G.

160th Co. Greenville – Lawrence F. Hopkins

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Geary A. S., Smith M. W.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Robert Staples,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Elliott E. Hall,

Vienna

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Stewart H. M.,

Waite

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Jones L.,

Waldo

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Whitcomb V.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Whitcomb E. M.,

Waldoboro

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Holmes J.,

159th Co. Patten – Hinkley C. D.,

165th Co. Fort Williams – Nutter D. E.,

North Waldoboro

160th Co. Greenville – Miller C. A.,

Wallagrass

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Beaulieu W.,

Warren

160th Co. Greenville – Oksanen W.,

South Warren

1130th Co. Campden – Thomas N. E.,

Washburn

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Giles L. A., Parker C.,

159th Co. Patten – Langin J.,

160th Co. Greenville – Richards P. L.,

Washington

159th Co. Patten – Weber J.,

1130th Co. Camden – Cowing A. G.,

South Waterford

1124th Co. Bridgton – Lundstrom L.,

Waterville

132nd Co. Lewiston – Armand Morrissette, Stevens A. E., Thibeault J. L.,

144th Co. Rangeley – Silvier F. Sirois,

152nd Co. Stow – Gagnon J. L., Theriault R. J., Thibodeau D.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Bernier H., Cayford, C., Duquette A., Dorvil H., Frazier S., Lewis J., Michaud A., Michaud L.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Tully H., Vigue A.,

159th Co. Patten – Charles Rogers, Barney C. R., Williams M. E., Melvin J. Carter, Louis E. Campbellton, Joseph R. LaCroix, Donald R. Frost, Francis J. Berard, Wilfred L. Donna, John M. Peters, Walter J. Vashon,

160th Co. Greenville – Audet R. G., Bourgoin N. D., Smith J. B.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Flibbert J. A.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Donat Duquet, Michaud L. D., Vigue V. G.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Levasseur R., McMahon J., Poisson J., Santerre L.,

1130th Co. Camden – Davis C. W., Williams F. A.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – St. Amand G., Traham R.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Hood P. E., Spaulding K. L.,

Wayne

1130th Co. Campden – Robertson E. F.,

Weeks Mills

159th Co. Patten – Robert Pullen,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Davis G. W.,

Weld

160th Co. Greenville – Bradeen E. M.,

Wells

130th Co. Alfred – McLaughlin, W.

Wesley

132nd Co. Lewiston – Hatt, M. L.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Hatt W.,

Westbrook

132nd Co. Lewiston – Gagne, L. O.

152nd Co. Stow – LeBlanc M. R.,

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Gaudett P.,

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Auclair R.,

159th Co. Patten – Martin T., Louis A. Smith, Virgil A. Wormwood,

192nd Co. Princeton – Francoeur O. J.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Martin P.,

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Cormier S. J., Fecteau J. T.,

South Westport

165th Co. Fort Williams – Boyd H. V.,

Winn

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Stratton G.,

Whitefield

1163rd Co. North Whitefield – Fyfe A. J.,

Whitlock

132nd Co. Lewiston – Thibodeau H. E.,

152nd Co. Stow – Hamilton A. W.,

Wilton

154th Co. Bar Harbor – Thompson O.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Tetrault A.,

Windham

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Hanscomb C. E.,

South Windham

132nd Co. Lewiston – Cobb, T. A.

165th Co. Fort Williams – Dyer E. P.,

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Plaisted C. V.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Gordon R.,

Windsorville

132nd Co. Lewiston – Draper, G. T.

192nd Co. Princeton – Sayers S. O.,

Winter Harbor

165th Co. Fort Williams – Bickfod G. F.,

Winterport

192nd Co. Princeton – Parks R. R.,

1130th Co. Campden – Green J. A.,

Winthrop

130th Co. Alfred – Cogill, William

158th Co. Southwest Harbor – Maxim A.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Spooner C.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Chase L. M.,

Wiscasset

159th Co. Patten – Cushman J. A.,

Woodland

132nd Co. Lewiston – Lawless, C. W.,

192nd Co. Princeton – Gerow H. W., Tamaro B., Thombs J. H., Townsend D. K.,

1124th Co. Bridgton – Casey M.,

1127th Co. Beddington – Green T., Kidder L.,

1131st Co. Fort Williams – Barnstown F. A., McLellan C.,

Wytopitilock

1124th Co. Bridgton – Keegan A.,

Yarmouth

152nd Co. Stow – Dean J. C.,

160th Co. Greenville – Dobson G. D.,

York Beach

165th Co. Fort Williams – Mitchell A. R.,

York Village

132nd Co. Lewiston – Arnold, S. W.

193rd Co. Ellsworth – Arnold C. W., Tuttle W. M.,

1130th Co. Campden – Mott J.,

Ellsworth CCC Camp Co. 193rd SP-1

Roster:

FIRST LT. M. M. BECKWITH, INF.-Res., COMMANDING

LIEUT (J.G.). H . W. JONES, USNR., EXCHANGE OFFICER

LEON G. HAGOPIAN, M.D., C.P., SURGEON

JAMES A. WILLEY, CEA

TECHNICAL PERSONNEL Patrick J. Boylan, Supt.; Walter F. Tefft, James A. Mattatall, Edward C. Cameron, Edward F. Cousins, Allie B. Marshall, Zenus W. Tabbutt, John B. Gooch.

LEADERS Perley H. Adams, Houlton, Maine; Carleton Boulette, Madison, Maine; Donat Duquet, Waterville, Maine ; George C. Elsemore, Millinocket, Maine; Clifton W. Larrabee, Rockland, Maine; Wilfred H. Madoure, Millinocket, Maine; Bertrand E. McClain, Millinocket, Maine; James H. Mcinnis, Millinocket, Maine; Gerald A. Whiston, Millinocket, Maine.

ASSISTANT LEADERS C. K. Barrows, Bangor, Me.; R. L. Bennoch, Ellsworth, Me.; W. F. Bradbury, Ellsworth, Me.; N. E. Cairns, Bucksport, Me.; L. Charette, Fort Kent, Me.; L. D. Conners, Ellsworth, Me.; H. ]. Grant, Millinocket, Me. ; R. C. Maddix, Princeton, Me.; R. F. Marshall, Plaisted, Me.; D. H. Murch, Ellsworth, Me.; C. L. Nadeau, Eagle Lake, Me.; D. A. Pray, Madison, Me.

MEMBERS Allen, B. J., Ellsworth, Me. Arnold, C. W., York Village, Me. Babin, D., Fort Kent, Me. Baker, W. J., Anson, Me. Bayrd, R. F., Unionville, Me. Beaulier, D., Portage Lake, ME. Beaulieu, E. L., Grande Isle, Me. Beaulieu, V. J., Grande Isle, Me. Beaupre, C., Caribou, Me. Berry, T. A., Joonesport, Me. Bilton, W. T., Drewsden, Me. Bishop, R., E. Millinocket, Me. Bouchrd, A., Caribou, Me. Bouchard, C. J., Frenchville, Me. Bouchard, M. A., Fort Kent, Me. Bouchard, L., Caribou, Me. Bowden, S. T., Augusta ME. Boyce, W. H., Portland Me. Brooks, H. R., Anson, Me. Calvert, J. J., Portland, ME. Casey, F. D., East Millinocket, ME. Cassidy, E. A., Brownville, ME. Chamberlain, J. C., Caribou, ME. Chapman, P. E., Ashland, ME. Chartcharaick, J. S., Portland, ME. Chouinard, L. R., Skowhegan, ME. Christl, R. S., Portland, ME. Cole, M. E., Portland, ME. Cote, C. F., Old Town, ME. Crocker, F., Augusta, ME. Crosby, H. E., Bangor, ME. Cunliffe, T. H., Houlton, ME. Cyr, D. L., Caribou, ME. Dalton, E. L., St. Francis, ME. Dixon, A., Bangor, ME. Dyer, R. B., Waterville, ME. Eldridge, F. F., Bangor, ME. Fernald, W. D., Kittery, ME. Gallagher, R. M. East Machias, ME. Geary, A. S., Vinalhaven, ME. Graham, R. H., Bridgeton, ME. Grant, L., Clinton, MASS. Barlow, J. R., Rockland, ME. Havey, G. C., North Sullivan, ME. Henry, A., Millinocket, ME. Jewett, P. E., Pownal, ME. Johnson, J. D., Portland, ME. Jordan, R. E., Hancock, ME. Keith, R. O., Old Town, ME. Kelley, A. F., Caribou, ME. Labbe, O., Eagle Lake, ME. Landry, J. F., Patten, ME. Lasante, G. J., Sanford, ME. Levasseur, L. P., Van Buren, ME. Levesque, M., Caribou, ME. Manzo, M. A., East Holden, ME. McBride, R. E., Mapleton, ME. McKay, E. L., Calais, ME. McInnis, H. F., Dover-Foxcroft, ME. McKenzie, M. H., Bancroft, ME. McNeil, V. R., Bangor, ME. Merchant, R. C., West Jonesport, ME. Michaud, B., Eagle Lake, ME. Michaud, H. L., St. Francis, ME. Michaud, L. D., Waterville, ME. Michaud, M. E., Frenchville, ME. Mitchell, M., Guilford, ME. Moore, G. G., Ellsworth Falls, ME. Morin, U. J., Van Buren, ME. Moreault, R., Upper Frenchville, ME. Nelson, C. E., Howland, ME. Paradis, G., Rrenchville, ME. Paterson, O. C., Bluehill, ME. Peabody, F. G., Kennebunk, ME. Pelletier, M. G., Fort Kent, ME. Peterson, B. P., Portland, ME. Picken, W. H., Sanford, ME. Pirie, C., Trenton, ME. Plaisted, C. V., South Windham, ME. Plourd, P. D., St. Francis, ME. Redding, C. E., Calais, ME. Ross, C. T., Long Island, ME. Roy, C. M., Upper Frenchville, ME. Roy, C. J., Manchester, ME. Saucier, P., Eagle Lake, ME. Sawyer, R. M., Linneus, ME. Scrivens, S. R., Ellsworth, ME. Shaw, A. L., Macwahoc, ME. Simmons, B. D., Port Clyde, ME. Small, D.E., Bucksport, ME. Smart, A., Eagle Lake, ME. Smith, A., Eagle Lake, ME. Smith, M. W., Vinalhaven, ME. Smith, R. A., Jr., Belfast, ME. Spaulding, K. F., Madison, ME. Staples, L. L., Rockland, ME. Stevens, H. J., Ashland, ME. Stratton, R. L., Portland, ME. Swett, L. W., Massardis, ME. Taylor, F. F., Jackson, ME. Thibeau, I. J., Livermore Falls, ME. Thibodeau, E. I., Fort Kent, ME. Tuttle, W. M., York Village, ME. Vaillancourt, L., Rumford, ME. Vigue, V. G., Waterville, ME. Voisine, L. J., Fort Kent, ME. White, C. W., Hopden Heads, ME. Wiles, G., Fort Kent, ME. Withee, A. W., Hampden, ME. Woods, F. F., Portland, ME. Young, R. L., Robbinston, ME.

The 193rd Company of the Civilian Conservation Corps was founded at District Headquarters, Fort Williams, Maine, on June 7, 1933. On the nineteenth of the same month it numbered one hundred and twenty men and was sent to Millinocket, Maine. In July it was brought up to strength through further enrollments. The company stayed in Millinocket until the thirty-first of October, 1935, when it was moved to its present location in Ellsworth. Its history falls into two sections, first the time spent at Millinocket and, second, the Ellsworth era. The Millinocket camp, Camp Baxter, was a private land camp under the supervision of the Maine Forestry Department. Road building was the chief work of the camp. The most important road ran from Millinocket to Big Windy Pitch in the Baxter State Park, a distance of approximately twenty-five miles. Other jobs were the building of a wharf on the Ambejejus Lake at Millinocket; construction of a fire tower; clearing right-of-way for a phone line; and working on the Apalachian Trail, clearing brush and building bridges. The camp had, during the course of its existence, three side camps. Togue Pond was the largest of these having a hundred man capacity. The Grant Brook side camp crew fought for three weeks on one of the largest forest fires ever had in Maine. On the lands of the Great Northern Paper Company in Millinocket a fire burned for three weeks before being brought to a full stop. This fire was in a dangerous spot, since it threatened the town, but largely through the work of the 193rd it was stopped. Several other fires were fought but the two mentioned were most important. The Ellsworth-Bar Harbor camp, commonly known as Camp Governor Brann, is a State Park Camp under the supervision of the National Park officials. The majority of the work projects lie on the lands of Acadia National Park. A road running along the shores of Green Lake at Green Lake makes the portion of the park in that locality more accessible to the public; a truck trail running from this road into the park lands will be valuable to the public, and as a fire prevention aid; at the Federal Fish Hatchery at Orland, ten concrete pools of unique design will enable the hatchery to care for two hundred and fifty thousand more fish; landscape work on the Ellsworth-Bar Harbor highway has materially improved the scenic value of this road; beautification and fire hazard reduction at Fort Knox in the town of Bucksport have made it more pleasing for visitors; and a camp on the park lands at Schoodic Point, Winter Harbor works entirely on the park property there. These men have much to show for their effort; a truck trail for fire prevention, ornamental portals at the park entrance, fire hazard reduction, table and bench combinations, parking areas, and beautification in general keep them continually busy. A Grouping the two periods of company life and considering them from other than work angles, there are a few interesting facts. Several of the supervisory – . personnel have been promoted to more important positions in the Corps; these include two educational advisers, one surgeon, and one commanding officer. The same man has been company clerk since the , time of origin. Good boxers have always been common. The baseball team of 1936 won the sub-district championship. The bowling team participates in a local league. The camp library has grown to fifteen hundred volumes. A workshop has been acquired and a good selection of hand and power tools installed. Through the whole history of the company runs the name of the present commanding officer, Lieut. Milledge M. Beckwith. He joined the company as junior officer in July of 1933, and has been with it ever since. Rumor has had it several times that the camp was to close immediately. These rumors have been consistent for over a year, but the old 193rd still goes on her way. We hope that she shall go on for some time to come. [1937 Yearbook]

One of the member of the 193rd Company who was transferred from Millinocket to Ellsworth was Kenneth E. Young: “We arrived in Ellsworth on November 1, 1935, and I remained there until June 9, 1936 when I resigned to accept employment. At Ellsworth, we worked on the Rockefeller roads on Mt. Desert island. We also worked at Green Lake and on other roads in the vicinity. One of my principle jobs was striking and holding drills in the hand drill crew (for blasting). We were told that if we could drill six or seven feet of rock in a day we were doing a good job. We did it day after day. To the best of my knowledge, there was no such thing as a pneumatic drill at that time.” [Public Interest]

Schoodic Side Camp in July 1936 Brann News

“Just a few words in regards to our new side camp at Schoodic. The camp is situated 30 miles from Ellsworth on the coast of Winter Harbor. It is one of the prettiest locations we have ever had for any side camp, and any man in the company who has any doubts about going to Schoodic should decide in favor of it. A well has been piped and wonderful water is to be had from it. You have a naturally beautiful view of this states rugged coast line, and a view of the ocean that stretches to merry old England, that is if the eye could see that far. In a bay, a short distance from it has camp, good a ____ may be enjoyed. A cool breeze predominates at all times and hot, sultry weather is forgotten in the coolness of the of the ocean winds. It is 4 miles to the village of Winter Harbor where a movie is to seen for those so interested. One of Uncle Sam’s best Radio Stations is a short distance to the right of the camp and a fine bunch of naval recruits and officers are stationed there. A suitable recreation hall has been built, and a fine shower and wash room. Two hospital tents and a mess hall, that is second to none for neatness and serviceability, is fast becoming a reality. Foresters quarters, and issue building for tools, a nice hospital building, a pump house and an oil house completes one of the best side camps any of you men could wish for, of any member who can be sent there. Thanks to Mr. Boylan and the cooperation of his forester’s for a good side camp for 50 of the gang.”

Chimney from the dispensary building. All that is left from the camp.

Additional history of Bridgton CCC Co 1124

CCC Co 1124 history from “In The Public Interest The Civilian Conservation Corps. In Maine A Pictorial History by Jon A. Schlenker, Norman A. Wetherington, Austin H. Wilkins”

Under the Supervision of the Maine Forest Service as an Organized Town, the Bridgton Camp was primarily concerned with insect control. This is reflected in the seasonal nature of its work projects. In the summer, the company worked on the elimination of the white pine blister rust. And in the winter, they attempted to rid the area’s lake shores and towns of the Gypsy moth.

Minor projects included forest stand improvement work in the timber lots of “town farms” of local communities. The boys also constructed and improved mountain trails, such as Mt. Pleasant. And they built lunch ground sites, as the ones at Willis Brook and Bridgton.

The company was always available for emergency work, as was the case during the flood of 1936 and the hurricane of 1938. In 1936, the crews from the Bridgton Camp worked along the Saco River. In Fryeburg, they gathered corn stalks and stubble that were flooded out and burned them so that the corn borer would not spread. And, in 1938, they were involved in cleaning and clean-up after the hurricane.

Col. Frank R. Blaisdell, Charlottesville, Virginia, was a lieutenant at the Bridgton Camp. As he recollects:

“I was one of a group of officers who would staff a second generation of camps built during the spring and early summer of 1935. So it was, after a short period of training, that I was assigned to the 1124th Company at Bridgton, Maine.

Upon my arrival I found the construction of the camp buildings underway. The camp commander and a cadre of enrollees had been on location for approximately three weeks. By the end of July construction had advanced to the point that we received our complement of enrollees. As the junior officer I was designated Mess Officer, Exchange Officer, and Transportation Officer.

Of the three areas of responsibility the operation of the mess was the most challenging and time consuming. Transportation Officer duty consisted of supervising maintenance and record keeping for the two Army vehicles assigned to the camp. The Exchange Officer supervised a small camp store that sold items of personal hygiene, candy, soda and souveniers to the enrollees. The profit from sales went to the Company Fund where it was used for the benefit of all through the purchase of recreational equipment, camp beautification, etc. not otherwise obtainable.

A good mess was, perhaps, the most important factor in maintaining morale. Each camp had its complement of cooks and bakers who were graduates of the Army Cooks and Bakers School. This training provided the basic skills, but whether a man developed into a good cook or baker depended on his interest in the job, his attitude, and the support he received from those in charge. We were fortunate to have a group of dedicated people, temperamental at times, but on the whole showing ingenuity in preparing and serving good food often under adverse conditions.

The mess hall contained a kitchen and dining area. The kitchen was further sub-divided into separate food preparation areas for general consisted of a walk-in box cooled by ice. The ranges were coal-fired, making the kitchen a cozy area in winter, but a place to be avoided in summer.

The mess functioned on a daily subsistence allowance for each enrollee present. When I reported, this subsistence rate was 18 cents a day. Two and a half years later it had increased to approximately 25 cents a day. On Thanksgiving and Christmas Days an additional 5 cents was made available for those days. Any funds saved in operating the mess reverted to the Company Fund and could be used to further augment the quality of food served, but for no other purpose. Officers and Foresters paid for their meals at a scheduled rate.

Meal planning was accomplished by the preparation of a ten-day menu. Care was taken not to repeat any meal during the period and an effort was made to vary the menu beyond the period by not using the same accompanying vegetables, etc. that had been used previously with an entree. Once the menu had been approved and posted changes could not be made except for extenuating circumstances.

Non-perishable food was requisitioned from the Army usually once a month, but there was provision for supplemental requisitions if needed. Perishable supplies were obtained from local wholesalers as needed. All food purchased had to meet Army specifications, therefore quality was assured if the Mess Officer was doing his job of inspecting deliveries.

One of the more difficult mess operations was providing lunches for work crews in the field. Variety was limited by the need to furnish something that could be reheated during cold weather and protected from spoilage during warm weather. If the crew was not working too far from camp the food could be delivered at lunchtime, which improved the situation somewhat. However, there were too many meals consisting of sandwiches, soups, stews, and the like. For the most part they were received without complaint. An increased effort was made to make the other two meals outstanding. All in all, food service was a success.

Camps were organized and administered along Army lines with the exception that discipline was not maintained by application of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Minor lapses in discipline were handled by witholding of privileges and major problems either by prosecution in civilian courts or discharge from the Corps. I cannot recall that we had many disciplinary problems that could not be resolved within the camp. The most serious charge brought against one of our people was attempted rape. Upon investigation by the local authorities the charges were dropped when it became evident that the young lady had contributed to the occurrence by her actions. Mostly, infractions of the camp rules were the result of possession of alcohol (beer, usually) within camp, or the smuggling of girls into barracks. In most cases what occurred was more humorous than serious.

In the early days of the camp, the townspeople took a rather jaundiced view of its location and people. Unlike most camps, the 1124th Company was located on the old fairgrounds at the edge of town. The center of the town was within easy walking distance, therefore there was considerable traffic by enrollees through residential areas on their way to and from town. The camp commander, wishing to demonstrate to the merchants of the town the economic benefit to them of the camp’s location, arranged to have the men paid in silver dollars for a period of two or three months. The plan was to keep a record of the silver dollars as they were deposited in the bank. It could then be shown which merchants were benefiting, and to what extent. The idea was good, but it boomeranged since at the end of the period the record showed that the local beer tavern had collected most of the silver dollars.

In time, however, the attitude of the town toward the camp became more friendly as it became evident that the young men in camp were no different from the young people in town and that a great deal of good was resulting from the work the C.C.C. Was doing in the area.

Mention should be made of the work of the Educational Advisor assigned to the camp. He and his staff carried out a program of academic and vocational subjects. Participation was voluntary, but many of the enrollees took advantage of the opportunity to upgrade their education and prepare themselves for better jobs on leaving the corps. The advisor was also responsible for organizing recreation programs including both intramural and outside sport competition. His efforts contributed much to maintaining the morals of the enrollees.

It is difficult for one who did not live during the depression years of the thirties to fully understand what the C.C.C. did for those who were a part of it. It was not only the enrollee and his allottee who benefited but also the Reserve Officers and Technical Staff on duty. It furnished employment when jobs were practically non-existent. It provided training that was instrumental in preparing for later life. Though not anticipated at the time of its inception, it provided a pool of men, quasi-military trained and medically fit, who would become the base of the military force required for World War II.”

An early enrollee at the Bridgton Camp was Norman A. Wetherington, of Readfield, Maine.

“I spent thirty months at the 1124th Co., C.C.C. Bridgton, Maine beginning in 1935. The first fourteen months I had a variety of jobs. In June of 1935 Lt. Fearer, the commanding officer, gave me the task of building flagstone walks connecting all buildings. Lt. Fearer assigned six boys to me as a crew until the work was finished. The C.O. Made arrangements to get granite slabs from an abandoned quarry at Mt. Chocorua, N.H. We used every truck in camp to get the stones, seven Forestry trucks and two Army trucks. Each truck had about six men. I explained to my crew what we had to have to make decent looking walks, at least one flat surface, size wasn’t too important. The seven of us hand picked every stone, there were very few we couldn’t use. Every stone had to be carried to the trucks and loaded by hand. They also had to be unloaded by hand as they were not dump bodies. There was no such thing as a bucket or front end loader in those days. I believe three trips were made to the quarry during the summer. We usually had a different crew on the trucks every trip as the climbers didn’t care much for stone work.

Lt. Fearer and his adjutant, Lt. Blaisdell made a sketch of the walks connecting every building in camp, several hundred yards in all. My crew and I started laying lines for the walks, then began digging the trenches. The walks were three feet wide and as deep as necessary to take the stones. All excess dirt had to be hauled away in wheelbarrows. As the stones were irregular in shape, we had to place them as one would do a jig-saw puzzle. We worked all summer on that project, rain or shine, six days a week. There was not such thing as a forty-hour week in Bridgton for anyone. The walks looked so good when finished that Lt. Fearer gave us the job of shoveling snow that first winter. During those first months I was also Assistant Company Clerk and Post Exchange Steward.

My last sixteen months were the most challenging and rewarding, I was appointed Assistant Educational Advisor. The educational program was begun in 1933 for camps that were in existence at that time. As Bridgton was a newer camp, we had to set up the whole program. Mr. Brooks Eastman was Educational Advisor. All educational advisors were selected and appointed by the Office of Education (in the Interior Department at that time), and all were experienced educators. We had a lot of boys that had never gone to school a day of their lives, many with a few years of grade school, and also high school graduates.

Our classroom was set up in the old fairground Exhibition Hall. Crude but functional. We had to have evening classes so they wouldn’t interfere with work that had to be done during the daytime. We had about 60% enrollment from the camp. The fellows were eager to learn, many had never had a chance. My part of the program was to teach the three basic R’s, plus typing. I taught dozens of boys to read and write English. During the day I kept busy editing the camp paper, “The Highlander.” I was editor, reporter, salesman, typist, mimeograph operator and delivery boy. I worked day and night for a long time but I don’t regret a minute of it.

“The Office of Education set six objectives for every camp education program:

  1. To develop in each man his powers of self-expression, self-entertainment and self-culture;
  2. To develop, as far as practicable, an understanding of the prevailing social and economic condition, to the end that each man may cooperate intelligently in improving these conditions;
  3. To develop pride and satisfaction in cooperative endeavor;
  4. To preserve and strengthen good habits of health and mental development;
  5. By such vocational training as is feasible, but particularly by vocational counseling and adjustment activities, to assist each man better to meet employment problems when he leaves camp;
  6. To develop an appreciation of nature and of country life.

At Bridgton, 1124th Co., we were fortunate in having superb supervisory personnel: officers, foresters and LEM’s (Local Enlisted Men). Without them we would not have had an Honor Company for twelve successive months.”

And another member of the 1124th Company was Sylvio LeCours, of Rumford, Maine:

“The experience that led me to joining the C.C.C. Happened to me on the morning after my graduation from Stephens High School At that time I was very thin, five feet ten and one hundred fifteen pounds. I must have looked like a 1x12x6′ board with a little bent over on the bottom so you could stand it up. I went to the personnel office of the Oxford Paper Co. to apply for a job. The personnel manager promptly broke into uncontrolled laughter. When he regained his composure he told me to go out and put on about thirty pounds and come back in a couple of years.Angry, hurt, bewildered, and not wanting to be a burden on my family, I went to the municipal offices of the Town of Rumford and joined the C.C.C.

After my physical at the Federal Building in Portland, I was led out to the street with the group where we were made to board trucks for the trip to Bridgton and the 1124th Co. C.C.C. Unknown to me at that moment, this would become my home for the next two years. A Lt. Caswell was the first officer to greet us with a short talk. My first impression of him was that he seemed kind but disciplined. This impression proved to be true of him for as long as we were associated with one another. The next two weeks were a period of orientation for us. We learned to work with the crews we were assigned to. My first assignment was white pine blister control. The forester or foreman of my crew was Earl Boothby, an orchardist in a neighboring town.

The leader of our crew was Paul Osgood. I fitted in quite well with the others in the crew but was unimpressed with the job we were doing. This changed quite suddenly near the end of September. A hurricane swept across Western Maine and caused extensive blow-down of trees in Bridgton, Harrison, Naples and many other towns in that area. When the work crews headed out from camp the next morning we literally had to cut our way down the streets of Bridgton. Trees were down across roads, on homes and the town was caught up in a disaster that it could do little about. I was here that I first felt the worth of our work. Of course there was no power for days, and it was during these trying days for Bridgton that the townspeople really got to appreciate the boys who came from the C.C.C. Camp to clear trees from the roofs of homes and out of their streets. When all had been cleaned up, I could feel that the local people really had a very high esteem of the young men who had helped them our of a very bad situation. This feeling instilled self-esteem in all of us who had taken part in the clean-up operation, and it helped make better men of us.”

CCC Co. 1124 & The Flood of 1936

From “In The Public Interest the civilian conservation corps in Maine A Pictoral History” by Jon. A. Schlenker, Norman A. Wetherinton, Austin H. Wilkins

During the winter of 1935-1936, there was a tremendous amount of snow. Under normal conditions, the snow would have melted gradually during the spring, aided by light rains, and cause no serious problems. But on March 11, 1936 for three days it started to rain across the state, and a steady, heavy rain continued for three days. By March 13 (Friday, the 13th incidentaly), overflowing streams swelled the larger rivers of central and western Maine, raising the levels to record heights and sending millions of tons of ice downstream towards cities and towns.

A week later, Governor Louis J. Brann estimated that $25,000,000 in damage had been caused by the flood, and that the total would rise. Five people were dead; 10,000 Mainers were homeless; eight large bridges were destroyed; direct railroad routes were out; hydro-electric-plants were shut down; sixteen communities were partially or wholly isolated; thousands of people were out of work because of damage to industrial factories; and millions of feet of pulpwood and timber lined the flood route.

Many of the C.C.C. Camps throughout Maine were involved in flood related work in the aftermath of the flood of 1936. A leader at the Bridgton Camp (1124th Co.), Norman A. Wetherington of Readfield had the opportunity to recall his experience with the flood;

“The afternoon of Friday the 13th, Lt. Fearer, Commanding officer of the 1124th Co., received a call for help from the town of Bridgton. He drove down to the edge of town to view the situation. He took one look and went back to camp immediately. Inside of a half hour he had the entire camp personnel loaded into trucks (seven forestry trucks and two Army trucks) headed for Bridgton. The little army consisted of two officers, all forestry supervisors, office personnel, and the entire roster of C.C.C. Boys, except for three cooks that were left in camp to make sandwiches.

“There is a small stream that flows out of Highland Lake, skirts the Bridgton business district and continues on to Wood Pond. When we arrived on the scene, the stream was a raging torrent and just barely out of its banks. Lt. Fearer ordered all the trucks to start hauling sand from a nearby pit. The trucks had to be loaded by hand and off-loaded into bags by hand. I don’t remember where the bags came from. Many local men pitched in and helped with the sandbagging operation. Hot coffee also appeared from somewhere.

“We were never issued raincoats, so all we had were our heavy wool Army overcoats to protect us from the elements. After a half hour they were soaked through and weighed a ton.

“About midnight the ice in the stream began breaking up, which created another problem. A truck was sent back to camp with a couple of men to get every pick, bar and anything that could be used for a pick-pole. Some of the ice chunks were from two to three feet thick, so they had to be kept moving as a jam would undo all the good the sandbags were doing.

“ The steady rain combined with the snow melt from the surrounding hills upstream caused a continuous rise in the water level. That meant the sandbags had to be piled higher and higher.

“During the night, sandwiches came down from the camp and local people furnished coffee for everyone. As there was no place everyone could get under cover we had to take our break in the rain.

“Everyone from camp worked Friday afternoon until Saturday evening trying to save the upper Main St. business section from major damage. It was impossible not to have a few leaks in the sandbag dikes, but water that did get through did only minor damage.

“Early Saturday morning Lt. Fearer received word that his camp was flooded. He refused to leave the town of Bridgton to fend for itself. As the camp was on high, flat ground and all the buildings except the garages were well above ground, he doubted that much damage would occur.

“The stream crested early Saturday before noon, and by afternoon it had receeded enough to show the danger had passed. About suppertime everyone in the 1124th Co. returned to their camp; wet, very tired and much in need of sleep.

“After a day’s rest, several truck loads of Bridgton Boys were sent to assist towns hard hit by the rampaging Saco River. Personnel from the Alfred C.C.C. Camp had been on flood duty for several days, moving up and down the river, helping whenever they could. The Bridgton Boys joined them to fight the ravages of the flood. From March 11th to the 21st, it rained every day but three days in the middle of that period. Several small streams that originate in the White mountains are the tributaries of the Saco River. With the amount of snow in the mountains that was melting, it seemed doubtful if the Saco River would ever subside. It finally began doing just that about the 22nd. When the river receeded back into its banks, all the C.C.C. Boys returned to their respective camps.”

The New Deal In Bridgton Maine

Sources: Bridgton News, Town Reports, and New Deal publications. Assistance was provided by the Bridgton Historical Society.

1933

Dec. 15 Fifty men to be employed on local CWA projects by next Saturday is the goal which is set for Bridgton, although the plan which has been adopted of selecting these men through the federal employment bureau instead of allowing the selection to be done locally, is handicapping the work some.

The first job to be started was the surfacing of Highland Road and tearing up the old sidewalk. Monday of this week work was started on resurfacing the North Bridgton Village Street and the next important road job will be the resurfacing of Lower Main Street, from Pondicherry Square to Oak Street. William H. Otis has been designated as foreman of all three of these road jobs.

Claude P. Meserve will be in charge of the park project in the Perry Woods and the construction of the fish rearing pool.

Other projects to be undertaken include the installation of new toilets and urinals at the North Bridgton Village Grammar School; a new hard wood floor for the high school gym; alteration at Primary B. school, redecorating of some of the other school buildings; repairs and redecorating at the Academy buildings.

The selectmen are working out another project for straightening the Ridge Road, from the intersection with Highland Road, up over Dodge’s Hill.

PERRY WOODS PARK IMPROVEMENT ON OF CWA PROJECTS

One of the important projects of the local CWA program to be accepted by the local administrator was the improvement of the Perry Woods and the construction of a rearing pool between the bridge on Highland Road and the dam at the foot of Highland Lake. It is estimated that 4,500 hours of labor will be consumed in this project and that the material to be used will not exceed $400

A new water line will be established on the shore of the Perry Woods, a stone wall being laid there from the west end of the dam, down along the west side of the channel of the brook to connect with the stone wall. This cement wall will be approximately 100 feet in length and there will be a screen at either end, the screen at the upper end being made with a gate so that it can be lifted and the trust released in Highland Lake, if deemed advisable.

Dec. 22 CWA CREW CUTTING MOTH NESTS FROM TREES AND BUSHES

A combined crew of some eighteen men, in addition to Harrison’s original allotment, under the terms of the CWA program have started the work of freeing the trees and bushes here and in Otisfield of moth nests, cutting down old cherry bushes and trees by the side of the road and trimming up and cutting down old apple trees in private orchards. Moth nests are particularly noticable since the trees and bushes have shed their leaves and unless drastic methods are undertaken these moths when they hatch out will be a great menace to this section of the state, both as to orchards as well as forest trees. Thsi work is being done without expense to the towns except for equipment.

February 1st 1934 Town Report: See Feb 23 1934 News article on School Buildings below

1934

Jan 12 BUILDING FISH POOL UNDER SOME LITTLE DIFFICULTIES

While weather conditions are not just favorable for the various CWA projects now under way, work on the park and fish rearing pool at the Perry Woods, at the foot of Highland Lake, is progressing as well as could be hoped for under all existing circumstances. Claude P. Meserve is in charge of this project as construction engineer. A derrick was set up on the location a few days ago and the big split stone which have reposed in the woods for many years are being used as the foundation for the shore wall. These stones are the relics of the construction of the dam at the foot of the lake years and years ago. The probability is that when they were split out nobody ever had an idea that they would be used for the present purpose. The foundation for this wall, which is to extend from the dam to a point near the bridge at Highland Road, is now in and preparations are being made for starting the form for the cement wall next to the channel of the brook. The area in between these two wall will be where the fish pool is to be located and it is reassuring news that in the excavations the workmen are unearthing several good springs of water. All this much and debris will be dug out and will be used as filling between the shore wall and the park. There will be gates at either end of the pool and the water will come from the lake through the gate of the dam.

Jan 26 OLD TIMER REMINISCES AS TO CENTRAL HALL

The CWA work which is being done on the gymnasium, formerly Central Hall, has caused reminiscences regarding this old time recreation center and some of the older inhabitants are being interviewed as to the location it formerly occupied.

A man who has lived here over sixty-five years, said his impression is that Daniel Dickens and Alex Stevenson owned the building and that it originally stood on the corner of Flint and Meadow streets, or “thereabout”.

Feb 02 The CWA crew which is resurfacing Lower Main Street is now up to the junction of Maine and Green Streets. The work began near the junction of the Plummer’s Landing Road. Under the new schedule of working hours the CWA crew are working only three eight hour days a week and progress is necessarily a little slow.

The women employed on the CWA project have repaired and made over clothing donated. The money allotted for materials has been spent for cutting flannel, out of which night clothes, bloomers, and babies layettes have been made, and for yarn which has been knit into mittens. Over a dozen families have been furnished clothes and there is on hand clothing and mittens for distribution to anyone in need. At present the ladies are at work on comforters, sheets, and pillow cases. The sheets are being made from large sized grain bags.

Feb 23 SCHOOL BUILDINGS BENEFIT BY THE CWA PROJECTS

The school officials have taken advantage of the CWA program and much necessary work has been done on the town’s school buildings.

The old shed at the Primary School House, which was used as a wood shed and toilet, has been torn down and the excavation under the old shed has been filled in and leveled.

At the High School Building, the laboratory room, the library, the old Latin room, the principal’s office, two class rooms, and the entire hallway upstairs upstairs, including the alcove between the old building and the Freshmen room; also the superintendent’s office have been completely refinished, including walls and ceilings. The lower hall, main entrance, two cloak rooms and the alcove between the old building and Grade 5 room have also received similar treatment. The boys stairway has been refinished and the ceiling on the upper landing has been lowered 3 ½ feet.

In the Gymnasium as new maple floor has been laid the area being about 30 x 50 feet. The walls and ceiling have been refinished. A new floor has been laid in the hallway and in the two rooms each side of the hallway. A new door has been cut through the hallway so that it is now unnecessary to go through the main room to reach the basement.

The old lockers have been torn out and it is anticipated that a new set of modern lockers will be built by the boys of the manual training department.

At North Bridgton new flush closets have been installed and a septic tank sunk in the ground outside to take care of the sewage. In the basement a room 9×18 ft. has been partitioned off with a new cement floor. In this room two flush closets, a four foot urinal, and a drinking fountain has been installed. Upstairs in one of the halls off from the class room on the first floor a small room was built and this contains two flush closets for the girls.

Most of the projects have been completed. The surfacing of Highland road to the intersection with the road to the Highlands has been completed and a new project has gone in for an extension of this project beginning at the guide board and extending toward the Hill. The school projects are also completed with the exception of the finishing touches at North Bridgton. The road surfacing project at North Bridgton has also been completed, as has the South Bridgton Cemetery project. The Lower Main Street project is uncompleted but the other side of School Street.

A project which is being contemplated is the painting of the Town House, both inside and out and possibly the laying of a new hard wood floor. It would be necessary for the town to furnish the material for such a job as this and an article has been inserted in the town warrant for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not the town will appropriate money for this job.

Some of the projects at Bridgton Academy are completed while others are in the air and the probability is that a continuance will be asked.

Perhaps the most extensive project which was undertaken under this program was the building of a Fish Rearing Pool at the foot of Highland Lake and the improvement and grading of the Perry Woods. Claude P. Meserve, who is the construction engineer on this job estimates that with the hours the same as those of the original project it will require some six weeks more to complete the job.

March 2 CWA WORKERS BACK ON THE JOB

One CWA project, the improvement of the Perry Woods and the construction of the fish rearing pool at the foot of Highland Lake has been resumed and the ladies of the CWS have also gone back to work. Other projects will be underway as soon as the final word has been received of their approval. The Ridge road, a continuation of the Highland Road project has been “run out” and the work will be started on this job as soon as it has been approved. Other projects are the painting of the Town House inside and out, redecoration of the Public Library and certain inside work on the hospital. There are several weeks more on the Bridgton Academy projects which have been sent in for final approval. Bridgton now has a quota of 59 men and those who have been laid off since February 15th will be given an opportunity to make this up.

It is expected that the resurfacing job of Lower Main Street will also be continued.

February 1st 1935 Town Report:

Blanche G. Smart, typing FERA payrolls, $11.75

Stiles-Fitton Hdw. Co. FERA supplies for town hall $151.41

Wales and Hamblen Co. FERA supplies for town hall $107.71

H. H. Bisbee, lumber for FERA $34.51

Note: $310.78 expended for CWA $3.80 expended for FERA

Report of the School Supervisor: Do you feel that the Town and Schools have been benefited by the CWA School Projects? Well, they were my ideas and I saw to it that they were carried through, and they were completed on time under my direction. No other committee member took part. As a result, you have a clean High School, a new floor and a general building up of the Gymnasium, and the fact that everyone seems to want to use it shows it must be appreciated. It is a clean and brightly-lighted building today. Ask the North Bridgton parents and scholars what they think of the important changes made in the Toilet facilities there. Would they want to go back to the old ways?

1935

July 5 Another allotment has been received from the federal funds for the continuance of work on the Alumni Athletic Field, in Depot Square. This allotment will carry the work through the month of July, employing eleven men.

Sep 13 The sum of $12,000 is being asked from the WPA federal funds for the completion of the Athletic Field in Depot Square upon the construction of which some over $8,000 has already been expended, the most of which went for labor. The amount now being asked would include not only the completion of the grading, about two thirds of which has been done, but also the fencing of the field and the construction of bleachers.

The project which has been in process for several months has furnished employment to several men. At the outset two teams were used in addition to the hand labor but as the grading proceeded it was deemed advisable to change the set up and for pair of horses have been used.

CCC CAMP NOTES 1124th Co., Bridgton – Items For Week Ending September 7th.

Willis Brook Lunch Ground – Mr. Hicks’ crew is continuing the development of the Willis Brook Lunch Ground.

Blister Rust – The Blister Rust crews worked in Bridgton, south of the village, covering an area of 1374 acres and destroying 26,783 Ribes plants. This current week closes the White Pine Blister Rust work for this season as the leaves are now falling off, making the Ribes plant hard to identify.

Pleasant Mt. Trail – By the time this report is off the press the trail work on Pleasant Mt. Will have been completed. We believe that the improvement made by the buys will be much appreciated by the climbing public.

Oct. 25 BRIDGTON ASSURED $14,000 ALLOTMENT ATHLETIC FIELD

The project submitted by the town of Bridgton under the WPA for completion of the Athletic Field, has just been approved, the sum of $14,000 being alloted, provided the sponsors will put in approximately $2,500, to cover the cost of trucks to move the material.

The project contemplates the completion of the athletic field, grassing it over, building a wire fence around the lot, erecting a covered grand stand, with dressing rooms underneath for the home team and the visiting team, plumbing, etc. The cost of the lumber, the fencing, cement, fertilizer, grass seed, etc. is to come out of the $14,000 but the sponsors must provide funds for trucks, although the pay of the drivers come out of the general fund.

According to the set up this project would provide work for at least forty men. Unskilled laborers would be paid $52.00 per month, working thirty hour weeks. Skilled laborers would be paid $75.00 a month.

Febrary 1st 1936 Town Report:

Brown-Hanson Co., supplies, ERA sewing project

Stiles-Fitton Hdw. Co., Tools for ERA

WPA Account: Drawn by warrant $342.22

Balance Jan 31, 1936 $157.78

Received money hired by vote of town, $500

Highway Account: WPA, use of truck, $14.00

WPA Account: Balance, 1936 $157.78 Note Casco Bank & Trust Co., $2,000

Drawn by warrant, $1,372.74 Balance Jan 31, 1937 $785.04

History of the 1124th Company. Civilian Conservation Corps.

On June 1st, 1935, Lt. J. L. Fearer arrived in Bridgton with a cadre of 23 men from the Rangeley Camp No. 2107, and Bridgton Camp No. 11005 was officially begun. For a time the Cadre was quartered in the “Exposition Building” of the Bridgton Agricultural Association. The members of the cadre worked diligently, and under Lt. Fearer’ s direction civilian carpenters rushed the construction of the buildings. Lt. F. R. Blaisdell, Jr. was assigned to the Company on June 23, 1935. The members of the Technical Service, headed by Supt. Leon P. Brooks, arrived in camp on July 30, 1935. On this date also the last of the buildings was completed and the remainder of the Company was brought in. Busy days followed. The enrollees worked willingly after hours and on Saturdays. Walks and roads were improved and borders of evergreens were set out along them. Granite was procured and walks were completed. Grading and landscaping were done. Volley ball and basketball courts were laid out. A baseball diamond was improved. A building was loaned for use as a school house. This was painted and remodeled and a dark room was constructed in it.

History It is interesting to note that the camp is located on the old Bridgton Fair Grounds. We boast of being one of the only camps in the Corps Area to have a grandstand. During warm weather this is used for Company sings. In September, 1935, 1124th Co. was chosen to represent the First CCC District in the Corps Area competition for best camp. 1124th Co. placed third in this contest. Again, in March, 1936, 1124th Co. was awarded the Honor Camp banner for the First CCC District and represented the District in the Corps Area competition. During May and June an extensive system of flower beds was laid out around camp. Members of the personnel and townspeople generously contributed bulbs and seedlings. During July and August these flower beds were very colorful and added much to the appearance of the camp. On October 8, 1936 Lt. Fearer was transferred to the Tamworth, N. H. Camp; and Capt. Francis L. Ralls was transferred here from Bar Harbor to command the Company. Under the direction of Capt. Ralls the development of the camp has continued. Buildings have 1124th COMPANY been repainted and redecorated. New furniture and chairs have been built. The camp has been very fortunate in having had among its members two men of artistic ability. These men have done a great deal to beautify the interiors of the company buildings. The company Recreation Hall is lined with murals depicting scenes of camp work. At present, an example of each man’s work is on display in Corps Area Headquarters. These are: a mural by Victor Linnell showing men of 1124th Co. at work on a trail; and a landscape scene painted on a fungus growth by Benoit. Bridgton is the center of a large summer recreational area. Lakes and ponds in and around the town are studded with hotels and camps.

The major project of the camp in the winter has been, therefore, the extermination of Gypsy moths on lake shores and in the towns of the vicinity. Some of the best stands of White Pine in Maine are located within easy driving distance of the camp. It is quite fitting, therefore, that the major summer project should deal with the eradication of the chief enemy of the White Pine, i. e. Blister Rust. From Early May until September crews from camp are busy destroying the Rives which spread the disease. A great deal in the way community education has been accomplished by the work of crews from camp thru the Forest Stand Improvement work which has been done in the timber lots of “Town Farms” of nearby towns. The completed job gives a clear illustration of what should be done in all stands of timber. The camp has been very fortunate in having a number of ideal lunch ground sites located within easy working distance of camp. To date five of these have been constructed, and are being enthusiastically used by visitors and residents alike. The most rustic is located at Willis Brook, Bridgton. The shelters on this lunch ground are roofed with hand hewn shingles. In connection with developing the recreational possibilities of the surrounding country, the camp has spent considerable time in the construction and improvement of mountain trails. The most interesting one is of Mount Pleasant. Here three log foot-bridges have been constructed to carry the winding trail across a mountain stream. Also, a ski trail was constructed on Pleasant Mountain. This trail, thirty feet wide and nearly a mile and a half long, is reputed to be one of the most difficult in the country. During the flood conditions in the spring of 1936 the Saco River washed out great quantities of corn stalks and stubble which had been ploughed under the preceeding fall. A project was approved for this camp to spend 250 man days gathering and burning this waste to prevent the spread of the corn borer in the town of Fryeburg. Since there are three corn canning factories in Fryeburg, the importance of this work can readily be seen. All the towns within a 25 mile radius of camp have been type mapped, so that the timber resources of this area can be seen at a glance.

August CCC Camp Notes PROGRESS FOR WEEK END AUGUST 24TH

Pleasant Mountain Trail

An outdoor table with seats for fourteen, rest benches for thirty and a drinking fountain were constructed at the Half-Way House during the past week. A half mile of trail has been cleared of protruding roots and rocks and one eighth of a mile of steep and badly washed trail has been terraced and properly drained. A parking area for fifteen cars and trucks has been cleared and leveled at the foot of the trail.

The closeness of the railings of the thirty foot upper bridge caused some comment among the ladies the first of the week. A perfect thirty-six could pass through without difficulty but after the superintendent had watched seven ladies cross the bridge, who had passed the thirty-sixth mark some time previously he ordered the space between the rails to be widened eight inches.

A. H. Bumstead of Washington DC, head of the map department of the National Geographic Society for the past twenty years has visited the Pleasant Mountain Trail twice recently, the second time bringing his younger son with a charming young lady. Mr. Bumstead complimented us on the improvements to the trail and expressed the thought that so many have had – that the trail could be made into an auto road as far as the Half-Way House at comparatively little expense and great convenience to the public.

Blister Rust Crew

The Blister Rust Crews have completed the eradication of the Ribes bushes in the pine growth along the western shore of Long Lake. Twelve hundred and forty-seven acres were covered during the week and a total of 35,509 Ribes bushes destroyed. White Pine Blister Rust, which threatens the destruction of all young pine in this section does not spread from one tree to another directly but instead from a pine to a ribes bush and then from the ribes to another pine. By destroying the ribes plants the spread of the disease is stopped. Questions along this line will be cheerfully answered by telephone, mail or through this column, which will be a regular feature of the NEWS.

Dutch Elm Disease Crews

The crews scouting for signs of the Dutch Elm Disease have worked in the villages of Waterford, Lovell, Fryeburg, Hiram, Brownfield, Baldwin, Cornish, and Standish. No trace of the disease has been discovered yet in Maine but the training in tree work will be valuable to the crew this winter in fighting the gypsy and brown tail moths.

CCC Camp Notes: ITEMS FOR WEEK ENDING AUGUST 31ST

Mr. Hicks’ crew has completed scouting in this area for the Dutch Elm Disease. No trace of the disease has been found. Mr. Hicks and his crew are now engaged in making a lunch ground at the old stone watering trough on Rt. Eighteen [today marked as U.S. Route 302/Bridgton Road/Portand Road/Roosevelt Trail] about five miles south of Bridgton, on the property of Miss Lena Willis. The lunch ground will consist of two shelters, seats and tables, for twenty people, two stone fire places, drinking water and toilets. Readers will be interested to know that the stone watering trough was built by Edward S. Allen about fifteen years ago. Mr. Allen is the father of Herbert S. Allen now Technical Forester at the Bridgton CCC Camp.

Blister Rust

The Blister Rust Crews worked last week in the area between Bridgton and Naples, in the town of Bridgton. Thirteen hundred and thirty-five acres were covered and 62,089 of the Blister Rust Spore, bearing Ribes plants were destroyed.

Pleasant Mt. Trail

The Pleasant Mt. Trail Crew has been working on the steep part of the trail, above the Half Way House. Stone steps have been constructed on the steep slopes, ditches have been dug and lined with stone, rest benches and seats have been erected at frequent intervals along the steep part of the trail.

We should not wish to convey the impression that Pleasant Mt. Is trying to compete with Mt. Washington for publicity thru the medium of lost people but the fact remains that the old trail has its moments. By the mute testimony of scattered hair pins of different designs found on the porch of the Half Way House and the confession of one of our leading citizens we learn that a mixed party of friends spent a very, very long night and held an early Sunday Morning Service of Thanksgiving, half way down the mountain. Will it become the duty of the CCC to train dogs or perhaps fireflies to patrol the trail at night as a guide to those overtaken by storm and darkness.

1936

May 8 GRAND STAND ON ATHLETIC FIELD IS TAKING FORM

The grand stand on the new athletic field, in Depot Square, which is being constructed as a WPA project, is rapidly taking form. The master carpenter is Hazen Richardson and the construction engineer of the project is Claude P. Meserve, who drew the plans for the field and the grand stand and who has been in charge of the project since it was started last year. The town, at a special town meeting last fall, appropriated the sum of $2,500 to be used in conjunction with this job.

The foundation for the grandstand was put in some little time ago and work is being rushed on the superstructure. The stand will be covered, with a seating capacity of some over 600 with dressing rooms underneath, both for the home and visiting teams. It will be an attractive building and solidly built.

Within the past few weeks the field itself has been smoothed off, using the town grader and is being prepared for a surfacing of loam which will later be seeded down.

It is hoped that the field will be ready for use in the town games later on in the season although the wish may be father to the thought.

May 11 Naples Notes: TOWN VOTES TO RE-BUILD EDES FALLS BRIDGE, TOWN’S SHARE $3,250.00

In spite of the fact that there have been various rumors concerning the rebuilding of the Edes Falls Bridge, the NEWS has at last the complete and authentic story on the situation. Immediately after the old covered bridge was swept away the selectmen contacted Governor Brann, to see if federal aid might be procurred, but this was too late to enter an application with the many other towns seeking similar aid. As soon as possible, however, state engineers looked the site over, together with the selectmen. A special town meeting was called, which was held last Wednesday evening, at which time a very favorable proposition was placed before the voters. This proposition, as clearly set forth in the following letter from the bridge engineer, was readily accepted and the selectmen were authorized to procure the necessary temporary loan of $3,250.00. The balance of the total cost, approximately $18,500.00, will come from the state and WPA funds.

The superstructure would consist of steel I-beams having a span length of 70 feet, center to center of bearings, with a roadway width of 20 feet. The floor would be of timber, using three by 6 strips on edge, with asphalt plank wearing surfaces. The rails would be of steel.

CCC CAMP NOTES 1124th Co., Bridgton – Items For Week Ending September 7th.

Willis Brook Lunch Ground – Mr. Hicks’ crew is continuing the development of the Willis Brook Lunch Ground.

Blister Rust – The Blister Rust crews worked in Bridgton, south of the village, covering an area of 1374 acres and destroying 26,783 Ribes plants. This current week closes the White Pine Blister Rust work for this season as the leaves are now falling off, making the Ribes plant hard to identify.

Pleasant Mt. Trail – By the time this report is off the press the trail work on Pleasant Mt. Will have been completed. We believe that the improvement made by the buys will be much appreciated by the climbing public.

1937

January 31st 1938 Town Report

W.P.A. Athletic Field Account

CR: Unexpended balance, Jan. 31, 1937 $785.04 DR: Unexpended balance, Jan 31, 1938 $785.04

W.P.A. $301.40

Appropriation For C.C.C. Camp

CR: Appropriation, $300.00 DR: Warrants drawn, $300.00

Warrants: Art. 3. To see whether the town will authorize an inventory of the real property of the town to be taken with the aid of the Federal Works Progress Administration, and will raise and appropriate a sum sufficient to defray the town’s share of the expenses thereof, it being understood that the inventory contemplates the making of a scale map of the town on which shall be shown roads and boundaries of land parcels, gathering of data on all buildings and real estate, checking of titles and descriptions against the county records, putting the tax books into such order as is required by law, and in general, laying an adequate foundation for a reasonably equitable and fair valuation by the assessors of the real properties of the town. [This was completed and the Bridgton Historical Society has a link to the survey on their website.]

Art. 19 To see whether the town will raise and appropriate a sum sufficient to cover its share of the cost of the Federal Works Progress Administration project started on Pleasant Mountain under Federal W.P.A. official project No. 65-11-813

1938

CCC Camp Notes 27 May

LUNCH GROUNDS FEATURE WORK CCC CAMP BOYS

HIGHLAND LAKE LUNCH GROUND BEGUN

Of considerable interest to residents will be the lunch ground which is now under construction at the foot of Highland Lake. This lunch ground of the double shelter type, will consist of tables, shelters, fireplaces, and toilet facilities. Work was begun there this week and the project will be completed in the near future.

Lunch Ground at Fryeburg Completed.

During the last week, Foreman Laurant Pingree and his crew completed the lunch ground which was begun last fail on the bank of the Saco River, near the Fryeburg Town Farm. The area there contains a parking space large enough to accommodate several trailers. This feature combined with the ideal locatio should make this a very popular lunch ground.

Summer Work Program

All the foremen, with the exception of Mr. Pingree, are doing Blister Rust control work with their crews in the town of Otisfield. During the first or second week in June. Foremand Herbert Allen will begin a Type Mapping Project in Cornish, which will cover the towns of Cornish, Parsonsfield, Limerick, and Liington. For this purpose a side camp is to be established in Cornish. The main part of this side camp will be composed of tents, but a portable kitchen is now being constructed in camp which may be hauled to the site of the camp on a truck.

July 30 A resolution authorizing the Town of Bridgton, Maine, to file an application to the USA through the Federal Emergency Administration for a grant to aid in financing the construction of a gymnasuim and designating Bertram D. Scott, North Bridgton, to furnish such information as the Government may request.

Be it resolved by the Board of Selectmen: Section 1. That Bertram D. Scott, Selectman, be and he is authorized to execute and file an application on behalf of the Town of Bridgton, to the United States of America for a grant to aid in financing the construction of gymnasium for Bridgton Academy.

July 30 A resolution authorizing the Town of Bridgton, Maine, to file an application to the USA through the Federal Emergency Administration for a grant to aid in financing the construction of a gymnasuim and designating Bertram D. Scott, North Bridgton, to furnish such information as the Government may request.

Be it resolved by the Board of Selectmen: Section 1. That Bertram D. Scott, Selectman, be and he is authorized to execute and file an application on behalf of the Town of Bridgton, to the United States of America for a grant to aid in financing the construction of gymnasium for Bridgton Academy.

Oct. 14 Special Election Art. 2 To see if the town will accept the offer of the United States of America to aid by way of grant of $22,500.00 in financing the construction of a gymnasium to be located on the southerly side of the road leading over Chadbourne’s Hill in that part of said Bridgton known as North Bridgton, a copy of which offer reads as follows: “1. Subject to the Terms and Conditions (WPA Form No. 230, as amended to the date of this Offer), which are made a part hereof, the United States of America hereby offers to aid in financing the construction of a gymnasium building, including necessary equipment and the improvement of necessary land (herein called the “Project”), by making a grant to the Town of Bridgton, Cumberland, County, Maine (herein called the “Applicant”), in the amount of 45 per cent of the cost of the Project upon completion, as determined by the Federal Emergency Administrator of Public Works (herein called the “Administrator”), but not to exceed, in any event, the sum of $22,500.00.

Jan. 31st 1939 Town Report

WPA Revaluation Project CR: Appropriation $1,200.00 DR: Warrants drawn $876.34

WPA Ski-Tow and Parking Projects: CR: Appropriation, Credits, Overdraft $3,223.05 DR: Warrants drawn $3,223.05

WPA Athletic Field Project CR: Overdraft $2,858.08 DR: Warrants $2,858.08

WPA Kansas Road Project CR: Overdraft $1,794.34 DR: Warrants $1,794.34

Albert Henley, transporting WPA to Naples $16.00

Will Otis WPA $60.00

Lawrence Potter WPA $3.70

Frank O. Stone $30.45

Alice Sargent WPA $30.45

Stiles-Fitton Hardware Co., supplies WPA $378.56

Wales & Hamblen Co., supplies WPA $62.56

E. J. Stiles & Son, supplies WPA $3.17

Strouts Express WPA $4.90

F.S. Bennett, WPA $1.17

Ingalls & Morrison, WPA $.50

Isiah Winslow WPA $1.00

WPA EXPENDITURES ON PROJECTS LOCATED IN BRIDGTON FROM INCEPTION OF PROGRAM TO DECEMBER 31, 1938

WPA No.__Type of Work_____________________________________________Total

27…………….Development of high school athletic field………………………………………$13,370

2095…………Repairing and improving parks and playgrounds…………………………….$11,259

2218…………Transcribing, computing, and filing data on land improvement…………$5,862

2328…………Improving athletic field………………………………………………………………..$5,501

2465…………State Dept. of Inland Fish and Game survey of streams……………………$128

2480…………Construction and improvement of parks…………………………………………$6,521

2495…………Improvement of Roads…………………………………………………………………$4,913

2518…………Transcribing, computing, and filing data on land improvement…………$2,913

In addition to the above there has been approximately $14,500 paid to Bridgton cases between Oct. 20 and December 31 on the State-wide fire hazard project WP 2538

Also should be mentioned here expenditure of approximately $13,000 on State highway WP 50 project between Harrison and Waterford east of Bear Brook.

Hence total Federal expenditures in Bridgton, $83,745.70

1939

March 6 1939 Warrants

Article 54. To see if the town will vote to borrow, and on what terms, a sum of money not in excess of fifteen thousand dollars, to take up the WPA note due April 1, 1939, and the balance of $5,500. authorized at the Special town Meeting held September 3, 1938, and for installing a sprinkler system at the High School

Town Report Jan. 31st 1940

WPA Revaluation CR Balance & Overdrawn $1,062.73 DR: Warrants drawn $1,062.73

WPA Kansas Road DR: Overdraft $2,298.00

WPA Athletic Field DR: Overdraft $10.73

WPA Art Project, town contribution $22.50

1940

The Federal Art Project in Maine has produced silk screened posters for use by the Bridgton Development Commission.

April 19 Other road projects in this vicinity are the Kansas Road, now a state aid location, and the Kimball’s Hill Road in North Bridgton, also a WPA job, but not as yet a state aid location, unless it has been accepted as such since town meeting.

May 10 Town Manager A. K. Thorndike was in Portland Wednesday in conference with the WPA Administrator’s office, in regard to re-writing of some of the projects now under way here. He is desirous of combining the state aid, third class and WPA projects and to get to work on these as soon as possible. The main project, of course, is the Kansas Road, which has already been designated as a state aid location from Pondicherry Square to the naples line Mr. Thorndike would like to have the remainder of the North Bridgton Highlands Road some 1400 feet included in this project, and possible the small stretch of uncompleted road from the end of the Special Resolve road to the Ingalls Farm. Mr. Thorndike also hopes to get the Athletic Field project rewritten and to get to work on this right away so that it will be available for use this summer.

Town Reports Jan. 31 1941

WPA Projects – Roads CR: Receipts $2,221.60 DR: Warrants drawn $2,246.18

CCC Rental CR: Appropriation $300 DR: Warrants drawn $300

WPA CR: receipts $2,221.60 DR: Warrants drawn $4,467.78

The cover for this Town Report is a product of the Maine Art Project, located in the Federal Building at Portland. The design is by Miss Katherine M. Crist, of the Project. The Maine Art Project is headed by Mrs. Dorothy H. Jenson, State Supervisor, and it is one of the many activities of the Division of Community Service Programs, over which Miss Helen I. Twombly is Director, and is part of the great WPA Program.

Highways

The Kansas Road (state aid) has been finished except for tarring one mile. By WPA

The North Bridgton-Sweeden Road has been completed fro one mile. By WPA

The North Bridgton Ridge Road (state aid) has been completed and tarred, the new construction being one-quarter of a mile long. By WPA

The Knights Hill Road (state aid) has been started, and more than three-quarters of a mile has been based. By WPA.

Athletic Field

The old excavation for a track has been filled in and the field put in good condition. Sanitary fixtures have been installed in the rooms under the grandstand. The grandstand has been painted two coats inside and out. A wire fence has been erected around the field. All the above work has been done by WPA.

Ski Slope

The ski slope has been bought by the town. The parking ground has been enlarged to accommodate more than 400 cars. The gravel taken out to make parking space has been used to build the Knights Hill Road. It is of good quality. An addition has been built on the ski hut. The bad curve on the road to the ski slope has been widened. All the above work has been done by the WPA.

1941

Jan 10 NATIONAL YOUTH ADMINISTRATION OFFERS EMPLOYMENT FOR LOCAL BOYS AND GIRLS

John Crowley, District Supervisor of the NYA was in town Monday afternoon of this week, and met several young men of the community, who are interested in obtaining employment in this organization, as well as several interested citizens. Mr. Crowley outlined the work that was available, and its possibilities.

Several of the boys have already “signed up” and are on the job. Projects now underway on which these NYA youths can be used are the municipal skating rink and the ski slope. Seven of these boys are now at work. Under the regulations of this organization those enrolled have an opportunity to work 50 hours a month at an hourly wage of 36 cents.

The boys who have been working on the skating rink under the supervision of Stanley F. Kramer, who represents the Bridgton Lions Club, have the rink in fairly good condition as far as the weather will permit.

Claude P. Maserve of Bridgton is supervising the installation of machinery in the NYA run machinists school in Lewiston [incorrectly listed as Auburn]

July 18 FINAL DETAILS FOR NYA MACHINE SCHOOL AT SHOE SHOP BEING RAPIDLY PERFECTED

Leon Bennett Will Be Instructor And A Group Of Local Business Men Will Serve As Advisory Committee. Machinery For Plant Purchased From Mr. Bennett

The final details for the installation of the new NYA Machine School, which is to be conducted in the street floor of the show shop building, Bridgton, which to old timers will be better known as the Forest Mills are being rounded into shape. At a recent meeting of the directors of the Forest-Pondicherry Co. it was voted to lease floor space for this purpose.

The new school will be under the direction of the State Department of Education, with Stephen E. Patrick and Austin Alden as advisors, and through an advisory committee consisting of a group of business men of Bridgton.

Leon Bennett, who has been conducting a machine shop, located on Flint Street, has been engaged as the instructor, and the necessary machinery has been purchased of him and of other parties. This machinery is now being installed.

The school will begin with one eight hour shift of fifteen men, and will be increased to two or even three shifts, if occasion requires. To be eligible a man must be at least eighteen years of age, and must live near enough to Bridgton to make it possible for him to attend. The enrollment will include 50% from WPA, if available, and 50% from the Maine Employment Association, with possibly an entire enrollment later from the Maine Employment Association.

W.P.A. MAINE MUSIC PROJECT IS PRODUCING RESULTS

Reginald B. Bonin State Supervisor

Ross Catland Bridgton Instructor

Place of Meeting Hall at Fire Station

The W.P.A. Maine Music Project at Bridgton has been in operation since February 1st with a good enrollment and considerable success. During the school year the schedule was so arranged that it did not interfere with school work; but this summer, under a new schedule, there is more time for concentration on the subject, and more intensive work can be done.

Children have enrolled whose parents did not feel financially able to provide them with instruments and to pay for musical instruction. The primary object of this school is to give children fundamental knowledge of band music; to place instruments in their hands and to give group instruction.

Through his fine personality and enthusiasm, Mr. Catland has been able to hold the attention of over fifty pupils during a period of nearly six months, and to bring them to the point of definite performance. At present, he has twenty-five piano pupils and five studying violin. Of those receiving instruments, eight have a trumpet, five have a clarinet, two are learning to play mellophone, two have a trombone, two are learning to play baritone, one is beginning on the saxaphone and one is beginning on the double B flat bass.

On Friday morning, July 11, for the first time, Mr. Catland assembled the entire group of band pupils, and began a series of weekly lessons in band ensemble. Each play was provided with a band instruction book and enthusiasm ran high. A number of pupils who take private lessons on band instruments were invited to be present at the ensemble. From now on, all boys and girls studying band music are invited to bring their instruments and sit in at the Friday sessions. The public is welcome to visit the classes at any time and parents of children who are learning to play are particularly urged to come.

Miss Dorothy R. Fredenhagen, Assistant National Director, W.P.A. Music Program, from Washington D.C. Honored the school recently for the purpose of inspecting the Bridgton Project. She was accompanied by Mr. Bonnin, State of Maine Supervisor of W.P.A. Music Program, and was very much pleased with the work.

Town Report January 31, 1942

Seaplane Base

Appropriation $150.00 Expenditures, material for NYA to use to build float $146.88

The float, fabricated at the workshop of the National Youth Administration at Portland, is ready for delivery at Highland Lake in the spring.

CCC Rental

Appropriation $300.00

The CCC Camp was closed in May 1941

Political Pavlovs

My fellow associate at the Living New Deal, Brent wrote a hysterical post on his blog site LINK which complains about voters who blindly support Trump, using the pathetic shade, claiming dumb Trump supporters are climate deniers, and reject a fraudulent election! Given that the news agencies in addition to the major social media websites totally blacked out the Hunter Biden story in order to protect Joe Biden’s role in the use of Nazi thugs to overthrow the Ukrainian government, isn’t it rather strange that Brent would say that republicans are stupid to believe in vote fraud without evidence despite the recent spate of censorship on even the President by them all.

I find your claims to be rather amusing, considering that you yourself made a blog about the Russiagate scandal, which was evidence free from the beginning, as fact. I didn’t see any critical thinking at all when you, like most everyone else just repeated what the “news” was saying which followed the Goebbels principle of ‘Lie Big And All The Time’. When it came time to actually present the “evidence” that all the commentators were shouting for years BOMBSHELL!! THE WALLS ARE CLOSING IN!!! THE END OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY!!!!!! all the witnesses including Mueller said ” we have no evidence”. As we saw during the elections: backdating of ballots, unusually uniform batches of ballots, ballots in which only the presidential choice is filled in, election watchers being denied the opportunity to meaningfully observe the counting of votes, instructions not to check IDs or ballot signatures, etc. As far as electronic frauds go, Dominion Voting Systems (a company headquartered in Canada, a Realm of the British Commonwealth of Nations, whose head of state is Queen Elizabeth), whose voting systems counted 1.3 million votes in Pennsylvania, backed out of testifying on Friday, as agreed, at a hearing in Harrisburg, the state’s capital. Remember the 52-page letter from December of 2019, written to several technology vendors by Senators Ron Wyden (D-WI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MI), and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), demanding answers to their questions about the software used in voting machines and the fraud potential. Yet now, these same individuals are silent. In a Nov. 13 interview with AM talk radio WBAP-820, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told anchor Rick Roberts that Texas rejected the use of Dominion Voting Systems. He said, “Texas looked at Dominion for the voting systems. It goes through both the Texas Secretary of State and also the Texas Attorney General’s office. We have had these things tested and they have failed every time. We have not approved these voting systems based on both repeated hardware and software issues, and it was determined that they were not accurate, and that they failed—they had vulnerability to fraud and unauthorized manipulation.”  https://www.wbap.com/2020/11/13/rick-roberts-ag-ken-paxton-says-voter-fraud-is-a-real-problem/ 

How about Smartmatic, the other voting company at the center of numerous allegations of wrongdoing? Smartmatics chairman is Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, an honest-to-goodness baron, a Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, and was the liaison to the Obama administration. Originally created by Venezuelan engineers to rig the elections for Chavez, Smartmatic in 2005 purchased Sequoia Voting Systems — a leading provider of U.S. voting technology — from the British company De La Rue. In 2014, a new holding company was created, SGO, with Smartmatic as its main venture. SGO is chaired by Baron Malloch-Brown, and its other directors are two of the original Venezuelan engineers who created Smartmatic and Sir Nigel Knowles, former High Sheriff of London. Quite clearly this can no longer be said to be a “Venezuelan” company, but rather a British one. Malloch-Brown has done much to undermine democratic rule: He helped to overthrow Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines in 1986; was part of the team, with George Soros, that set up the International Criminal Court (used almost exclusively against African leaders), pushed the British “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) doctrine that was used to justify the overthrow of Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi, and helped create Mikheil Saakashvili’s “rose revolution” in Georgia. He is an integral part of the soft power “regime change” operations which the National Endowment for Democracy took over from the CIA, NATO, and MI6. Most of these regime change color revolutions require reliable mechanisms for vote fraud. Who’s the president of Smartmatic, Admiral (ret) Peter Neffenger who is on the Biden transition team and is a member of the Atlantic Council, a rabidly anti-Trump think tank that represents the corporate oligarchy and perpetual war schemes that dominated the Cheney and Obama years in particular. In 2018, the House of Lords Select Committee on International Relations let it all hang out in a 116-page report titled “U.K. Foreign Policy in a Shifting World Order,” released on Dec. 18 that explicitly calls for President Trump to be overthrown by any means necessary. When a crime is committed, cui bono? Perhaps the corporate war mongers that are dominating the incoming Biden team? Given how the Biden team is openly saying that they are going to silence anyone that doesn’t toe the corporate media line, how totalitarian does it have to be?


Day 9: New Hampshire and Maine!

After leaving Berlin, it wasn’t very far to the Maine border. Just recently, after locating some historical material, I found out that this area was quite active with a number of Civilian Conservation Corp. companies.

Welcome to Maine

I was quite tired after my very long journey, so it was mostly a straight drive down route 2 east to Skowhegan where my parents live.

Skowhegan Indian statue

The arrival in Skowhegan was of immense relief. My 2004 Ford Ranger pickup truck survived the trip with flying colors. It was wise to get good quality tires and get the engine properly serviced in preparation. Needless to say, my parents and siblings were very happy to see me again after moving west in 1998. After putting all my stuff down in their basement, the trailer was returned the next day to the Uhaul dealer in Skowhegan. I was told that I had 10 days to return the trailer or else there would have been extra charges. An option would have been to get a larger UHaul truck and haul my pickup on a trailer but that would have cost $3,500.

After about a month later, I managed to find a nice apartment in Bangor and land a nice taxi job. Just recently, my fathers condition has become much worse, requiring my sisters and I to stay with my parents and keep an eye on them. This of course, was the initiative to move from California in the first place and I’m glad that I listened to my instinct to go.

The entire journey to document the effects of the New Deal was an amazing effort to uncover that which has been poorly documented and made an otherwise dull trip a fun treasure hunt. Even better were those projects like the library in Twin Falls Idaho that I discovered or the mystery school in Ohio and made sure to send in and get on the website. Its a shame that most my work has not been utilized yet by the Living New Deal. I sent the photos in as I discovered them, but for the most part, they’re still in storage awaiting someone to put them up. Manpower is in short supply however, given that its still a university run project mostly run by students. At least you’ve seen them here on this blog, however few people are going to read it.

The End

Origins Of Pot Legalization Part 2

Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman, member of the Mont Pelerin Society, in the May 1972 issue of Newsweek: “We cannot end the drug traffic .. .. The individual addict would clearly be better off if drugs were legal.” In his 1983 book Tyranny of the Status Quo: “The tide is turning away from the doctrine of social responsibility. … Legalizing drugs might increase the number of addicts … [but] whatever happens to the total number of addicts and the possible increase of that number the individual would clearly be far better off if drugs were legal …. Our belief that it is desirable to legalize marijuana and all other drugs does not depend on whether marijuana or other drugs are harmful or harmless.”

Elliot Richardson

Elliot Richardson, former U.S. Attorney General, for the Inter-American Dialogue, April 28, 1988: “We must be willing to face the facts. If the cost of trying to stop drugs outweighs the benefits at some point, it no longer becomes realistic to continue trying.”

The London Economist, June 1989: “It is obvious … that drug dealers use banks …. The business … has become part of the financial system .. .. If you had morals or ethics in this business, you would not be in it.”

George Shultz

George Shultz, former U.S. secretary of state, Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford since 1989 Oct. 7, 1991: ”The time has come to make it possible for addicts to buy drugs at some regulated place at a price that approximates cost. … We need at least to consider and examine forms of controlled legalization of drugs.”

William F. Buckley, Jr.

William F. Buckley, Jr., in a speech to the Bar Association of the City of New York, summer 1995, reprinted in National Review, Feb. 12, 1996: “A conservative should evaluate the practicality of a legal constriction, as for instance in those states whose statute books continue to outlaw sodomy, which interdiction is unenforceable, making the law nothing more than print on paper. I came to the conclusion that the so-called war against drugs was not working, that it would not work absent a change in the structure of the civil rights to which we are accustomed and to which we cling as a valuable part of our patrimony. And that therefore . . . we should look into what effects the war has, a canvass of the casualties consequent on its failure to work. That consideration encouraged me to weigh utilitarian principles: the Benthamite calculus of pain and pleasure introduced by the illegalization of drugs. … It is outrageous to live in a society whose laws tolerate sending young people to life in prison because they grew, or distributed, a dozen ounces of marijuana. I would hope that the good offices of your vital profession would mobilize at least to protest such excesses of wartime zeal, the legal equivalent of a My Lai massacre. And perhaps proceed to recommend the legalization of the sale of most drugs, except to minors.”

Buckley was a leading advocate of drug legalization for decades. He was a founding member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), the Playboy Foundation-bankrolled U.S. dope lobby in the 1970s which was staffed by hippies and counterculture anarchists who also ran High Times magazine, the trade journal of the drug-paraphernalia industry. In a late-1970s syndicated column, Buckley had thumbed his nose at U.S. law enforcement, boasting about smoking pot on his yacht, just outside U.S. territorial waters.

Jorge Ochoa

Jorge Ochoa, jailed capo of the Medellin Cartel, to Colombian journalists, in February 1995: “It’s a world problem. Legalize it the way they did with alcohol.” Ochoa said that when he gets out of prison, he will campaign for legalization.

Dr. Norman Zinberg

Dr. Norman Zinberg, founder, Drug Policy Foundation: “Look how prosperous Colombia has become based on the drug trade, in contrast to Argentina and Brazil, where no one sees any alternatives. The economic argument is the strongest one favoring legalization.”

George Soros

George Soros is the visible side of a vast and nasty secret network of private financial interests, controlled by the leading aristocratic and royal families of Europe, centered in the British House of Windsor. This network, called by its members the Club of the Isles, was built upon the wreckage of the British Empire after World War II. Rather than use the powers of the state to achieve their geopolitical goals, a secret cross-linked holding of private financial interests, tied to the old aristocratic oligarchy of western Europe, was developed. It was in many ways modelled on the 17th-century British and Dutch East India Companies. The heart of this Club of the Isles is the financial center of the old British Empire, the City of London. Soros is one of what in medieval days were called Hofjuden, the “Court Jews,” who were deployed by the aristocratic families. The most important of such “Jews who are not Jews,” are the Rothschilds, who launched Soros’s career. They are members of the Club of the Isles and retainers of the British royal family. This has been true since Amschel Rothschild sold the British Hessian troops to fight against George Washington during the American Revolution.

Soros is American only in his passport. He is a global financial operator, who happens to be in New York, simply because “that’s where the money is,” as the bank robber Willy Sutton once quipped, when asked why he always robbed banks. Soros speculates in world financial markets through his offshore company, Quantum Fund NY, a private investment fund, or hedge fund.” His hedge fund reportedly manages some $11-14 billion of funds on behalf of its clients, or investors, one of the most prominent of whom is, according to Soros, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, the wealthiest person in Europe. The Quantum Fund is registered in the tax haven of the Netherlands Antilles, in the Caribbean. This is to avoid paying taxes, as well as to hide the true nature of his investors and what he does with their money.

Soros established the Lindesmith Center at his Open Society Institute and the Drug Policy Foundation in 1992-94, spending a reported $500,000 in doing so. Over the following three years, 1994-97, he both gave directly, and mobilized matching funds, up to the level of $10.5 million to fund these institutions, and one of their offshoots, the Marijuana Policy Project, which promotes the legalization of marijuana, “medicinal” and recreational.
In 2000, Soros merged these two groups to create the Drug Policy alliance. Through this structure, including the Open Society Institute, Soros also funds a plethora of other pro-drug legalization outfits, including NORML (National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws), and many others less obvious, like the Transnational Institute. These institutions also lobby with state legislatures and the Federal government, pushing to change drug laws in the direction of legalization. There are a multitude of affiliated organizations and websites that get Soros’s money for marijuana legalization, including High Times and Grow magazines, stopthedrugwar.org, drugsanddemocracy.com, and Americans for Safe Access, to name a few.

Ballot Initiatives
Both through his organizations and individually, Soros has been the leading funder, and sometimes the only funder, of the dozens of ballot referenda in the United States over the past 25 years, all aimed at legalizing narcotic drugs. Rather than reflecting the “will of the people,” these initiatives reflect the passion of Soros and his crowd of drug legalizers to promote drug use. Soros is said to have spent $30 million on drug initiatives between 1993 and 1999, according to a 1999 report, “The Long Strange Trip of George Soros,” published in The Nation. But that is merely the tip of the iceberg. Some examples of his “work” follow:
1996: Soros personally poured $550,000 into promotion of a California referendum for the so-called medical use of marijuana, a favorite pathway toward legalization. On top of that, his Drug Policy Foundation is documented to have spent $200,000 for the referendum, which passed. The same year, Soros directly spent $440,000 for passage of Arizona’s proposition 200, which called for decriminalizing marijuana, and automatic parole for drug offenders.
2000: Soros spurred a Nevada referendum for legalizing retail distribution of drugs.
2004: That year, there were 17 dope-related initiatives on state ballots, primarily throughout the western states. Assuming a modest level of support, say $500,000 for each referendum, means that Soros and friends spent $8.5 million in that election cycle.
2008: Soros is documented to have spent heavily in California, Michigan, and Massachusetts for pro-drug legalization referenda, which passed in Michigan and Massachusetts.