History of Mount Greylock
Bascom Lodge, Mount Greylock
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Shirley Ann Phelps Bruso, Passed away on January 23rd 2008 in Puyallup Washington. Shirley was born in North Adams Massachusetts a town that she loved dearly. Proceeded in death by her husband Walter Edward Bruso, sisters Nancy Eva Phelps Hunt, Ruth Jean Phelps Gardzina, Brother, Clifton Homer Phelps and parents Clifton Homer Phelps Sr. and Ruth Arnott Hyde. Her children Susan Ruth Bruso Campbell (Ken Campbell), Wayne Peter Bruso, Walter Edward Bruso Jr., Mary Ellen Bruso Aguayo (Emilio Aguayo), James Alan Bruso, and grand children: David Campbell, Brian Campbell (Heather R), Jason Campbell, Erlinda Aguayo Siwulec (Chris Siwulec), Chacoy Aguayo, Emilio Jr. Aguayo, Joseph Aguayo, Anthony, Savannah, Dawn, Christopher, Todd Valentine (Brionne) and great grand children Tyler Campbell, Braden Campbell, Tyse Aguayo, Latisha, Esperansa, Isabel, Emma, Lorena, Carson Siwulec, Cameron Abby Siwulec, Orion Valentine survive her. Shirley was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Shirley will be missed by all that know her, she was the kind of person that would do anything for her friends and family and is an inspiration/role model for many people. Shirley was an avid genealogist a hobby that she loved to do. Shirley was also an avid Webmaster logging many hours on the computer often times in the wee hours of the morning working on her pages as she called them, sharing her knowledge, photographs, post cards and genealogy information on the web. There are no services planned and the family wishes in lieu of Cards and Flowers for you to make a donation to a charity of your choice in Shirley's honor.
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An Album of Pictures Taken at Camp While Working For the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) 107 Co. at Mount Greylock Reservation, Massachusetts 1933 -1935
CCC Camp..Ski Trail Gang..they built Thunderbolt Trail on Mount Greylock
The 107th Company participated in building Bascom Lodge , Notch Road and Thunderbolt Trail while at the CCC Camp on Mount Greylock. Some of the projects of the 107th Co other than the ones mentioned were :
RoaringBrook Trail, Cheshire Trail, Hopper Trail - vistas at Stony Ledge- the development of the raods Rockwell, Sperry -(Maurice Whalen)
DEDICATION of this Page and Picture of Howard William McDonald
Linda Bankhead is the daughter of Howard William McDonald who took the pictures. She would like to locate men who may have worked with her Father in the CCC or families of these men or anyone with information about this group of men. Her Father used to take his children to walk the trails on Mt Greylock and she has many fond memories of these times. To contact her..Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
SUCCESS!! Both Linda and I received a letter from Maurice Whalen (92 years young)..this is part of what he said...."I spent three years and six months on Mt Greylock -April l934 to September 1937-
assigned as Educational Adviser to the 107th Company- I knew very well the officers and foremen as well as most of the enrollees who were in the camp during that period
The Old Pics of the 107th company, CCC, taken by Howard William McDonald are terrific."....."Moe" said that the first time he drove to the Camp he became stuck partway...he used to go down to a town on Saturday night and pick up one of the Jesuits who would hold a service on Sunday...the men were taught by showing them what to do the job and taught discipline by example.... He has given me permission to display his E-Mail address.. E-Mail:PAPAFOR15@aol.com
The Crew that built Thunderbolt Trail!....From the "Album".
ALBUM PAGES Please CLICK To view an idividual page of your choosing.
LIST OF PICTURES ONLY Pictures are listed on a page and have been enlarged.
Here is the web Page for PURPLE MOUNTAIN MAJESTY, A History of the Thunderbolt Ski Run (A Documentary Video) The men of the 107 Company CCC were involved in the building of the Trail and the film includes some of their History! (Great Film!) This film may be purchased at BERKSHIRE OUTFITTERS in Adams, Massachusetts
Click here for Information on the History of 107 Company CCC from this web page JAMES F. AUSTIN ON-LLINE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS. MUSEUM."An On-Line Museum of Histories, Items, Stories, Links, Photographs, Regarding the CCC's."
From the Advocate on iBerkshires.com: The long and distinguished skiing career of Jim Hadley by John Hitchcock
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