A Winter CCC Camp at 7 Mile Bridge


 Work will start immediately on a Civilian Conservation Corp winter work camp on the north side of the road, heading west across the 7 Mile Bridge.  It will house 220 men.   That  7 Mile CCC camp payroll will be $6,600 a month. The camp will be similar in design and cost to the seven winter CCC camps that have already started building in Idaho.

The camp will be built on land owned by the federal government.  It is presently part of a rifle range. The local sponsors wanting this site are the Spokane Chamber of Commerce, the Spokane River Parkways Association, and the Timber Products Bureau.

Ft Wright 's quartermaster corp is overseeing the project.  Bids for materials are set to open this week. The project building cost will be $12,000.

There is already a water tank located on the hill above the camp that will supply the camp drinking water.

The camp will be designed so that the buildings can stay in permanent use by the Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) which is the citizen's military training camp. The ROTC serves three states (Washington, Idaho, Montana) who encamp in Spokane every year for a two week program.

The men in the 7 Mile CCC camp will be clearing away diseased trees, fire hazards, and building some roads along the river and at Deep Creek.

Spokane County Engineer Allen Scott has looked over the work and says there are 17,896 man-days of necessary work ahead.   That is about 81 days of obvious work.

Aubrey White Parkway

One of the most sought-after projects by the local merchants is a road along the river.   They want a road built on the east side from the Ft Wright Bridge heading north to the new Spokane sewage plant. 

There will be a new rock wall the entire length of the road and it will be very attractive.    The new road will be called the Aubrey White Parkway, honoring the head of the Spokane Park Board for past years of great service.

October 4, 1933





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