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Cheryl Fusco
Sunday, August 25
August 25

What a treat! We stayed overnight at the Birch Creek Education Center-University of Montana. Beds! Showers! Laundry! It is a beautiful center located in the true middle of nowhere, in an area that seems untouched by civilization. I went on a little hike and got up high enough to see, guess what? Nothing! Nothing but mountains and sky. No telephone lines or poles, no interstate, no back roads, just landscape for miles. Birch Creek was built by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corp) in the forties. It has been designated an historical site and 7 of the original 13 cabins remain in addition to the newly built education center. We were treated to a wonderful meal and presentation by several of the directors. I was curious to know if any of the original CCC workers kept in contact with the place and was told of one gentleman by the name of Doc Haliday. He returned every year after 1947. He would drive from whatever part of the country he was living, most recently, Florida, to visit, volunteer and give oral history about the at the center. Last year he couldn’t make the drive alone (he would be in his nineties about now) so he and his wife flew to Denver and drove from there, but as of August there has been no word from him. The center is making all efforts to contact him and are hoping for good news. But what an amazing story and an amazing legacy to have your life’s work acknowledged.
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