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0:41 - Introduction

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Partial Transcript: First off I would like to know a few things about your self and your family background.

Segment Synopsis: Schuermeyer provides his full name, parents name and and where he was born. He also provides his educational background.

Keywords: Louisville KY; University of Kentucky

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2:47 - The CCC Program

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Partial Transcript: How did you hear about the CCC's and what made you want to go into it?

Segment Synopsis: Schuermeyer describes the economic condition from the Great Depression. He describes his law practice was not doing well financially and he applied for CCC duty. He talks about how he became in charge of the camp from May 1935 through December 1937.

Keywords: Captain Lewis Hamilton; CCC; Elizabethtown KY; Great Depression

Subjects: Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.). Company 1515 (Elizabethtown, Ky.)

12:29 - The duties of Company 1515

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Partial Transcript: We did a tremendous job at Elizabethtown in my opinion...

Segment Synopsis: Scheurmeyer describes what the young men did for the area of Elizabethtown. They contracted with the farmers, performing duties such as, building fences, and planting locust trees.He also discusses the young men receiving an education at camp.

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Subjects: Agriculture--Elizabethtown (Ky). Education--Elizabethtown (Ky).

17:54 - Environment at camp

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Partial Transcript: How did the uh provide the food, was it in a cafeteria arrangement?

Segment Synopsis: Schermeyer describes the federally inspected food served to the young men being very good and of good quality. He discusses the military atmosphere at the camp which resulted in the young men gaining experience to join the military for World War II.

Keywords: chow line; Kitchen duty; World War II

Subjects: meat--inspection WWII (World War, 1939-1945)

26:17 - Layout of the camp

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Partial Transcript: What did the camp look like?

Segment Synopsis: Schuermeyer describes the layout of the camp and the different facilities such as the "REC Hall" and "Supply Shed". He also discusses the leaders of the camp in each facility.

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31:51 - Weekend leave and Inspections

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Partial Transcript: When did they uh discontinue the CCC's?

Segment Synopsis: Schuermeyer discusses his military career until his retirement. He also describes inspections the leaders conducted at the CCC camps and the entertainment the young men experienced.

Keywords: Field artillery; Fort Bragg NC; Lake Mills KY

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40:57 - Skills Gained and the Outcome of the CCC's

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Partial Transcript: You said "the CCC's was a good base", what kind of skills did they learn, do you think really?

Segment Synopsis: Schermeyer describes the skills the young men learned from being at the camp.

Keywords: Flood of 1937; Forest Fires; Hardin County KY; Nelson County KY

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