Research Notes: the Vancouver Barracks, 1940s

Vancouver Barracks - typical building styles
Photos all from the Clark County Museum’s Research Library. Spent three hours with a notepad and my iPad camera. In. Heaven.

More tidbits and photos in future posts – I promise!

Front view of a barracks building.
The overall layout of the Vancouver Barracks. After World War II, main operations in the area were moved to Fort Lewis and the Barracks remain a part of the Army Reserves even to this day.
The barracks were home to the Vancouver District of Civilian Conservation Corps – part of FDR’s New Deal. More than 40,000 men from across the country passed through the Vancouver District during the life of the CCC.

Below is an image of the CCC working on National Parks –

CCC workers in a Pacific Northwest national forest

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