Building a Legacy through the CCC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 17.241 W 124° 06.623
10T E 411406 N 4904388
Quick Description: This sign is located at a historic CCC shelter about 0.15 west of the parking lot at the summit of Cape Perpetua.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 1/15/2007 8:02:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM14Z8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 28

Long Description:

This sign is located about 0.15 miles west of the parking lot at the summit of Cape Perpetua.

Marker Name: Building a Legacy through the CCC
Marker Text: On a clear day, the view from here spans 70 miles of coast and 37 miles out to sea. Touted as the “best view on the Oregon Coast,” it’s no wonder the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) selected this site for the West Shelter. Construction work on this exposed headland was no picnic, but in the end, the men of the CCC crew left a legacy to their own hard work and craftsmanship.
More Mud, Bud!
For Oliver “Bud” Hinshaw, the West Shelter meant a Civilian Conservation Corps construction job. In 1934, Bud and a crew of five other men put muscle to rock, giving shape to the shelter that has been bracing the Cape Perpetua elements ever since.
Bud’s job was keeping the crew supplied with mortar - called mud - for the stonework. He also made coffee for the crew - he’d just dump ground coffee and water in a 3 1/2 gallon bucket and bring it to a boil.
The crew built the shelter during the winter. Sometimes it would storm so hard they’d have to huddle in a lean-to where a fire and Bud’s coffee kept them warm until conditions improved.
”I don’t think the project was so hard,” Bud said. “It was just a matter of having patience. That’s one thing I have.”

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Trail

Region: Coast

County: Lincoln

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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