|Garner State Park, Texas|
A collection from my father's album (George,) which I never saw while he was alive. The keeper of all secrets in my family (estranged sister) gave the family albums to my son, who let me copy from them. Chauncey in the lower right photo was my father, George's brother. Yes, he's holding a gun, and perhaps this was a hunting outing, or just shooting at targets, both popular sports in Texas.
And here's my father lying along a limb of a tree. It's a bit strange but shows he was once a tree climber. I think my mom may have also been part of the group in the park, since my parents were married about a year before this date.
Wikipedia provides this info:
The land for Garner State Park was acquired in 1934 through 1936. In 1934, the Texas State Parks Board approved the location for a future state park, and the Texas Legislature provided funding for state parks. The Civilian Conservation Corps made the park’s original improvements, which included a large pavilion and a concessions building. The property was conveyed to the State Parks Board in 1936, and it opened as Garner State Park in 1941. The park was named for John Nance Garner, former Vice-President of the United StatesThere's even a site with a song (no kidding, audio!) about what's happening now at Garner State Park HERE.
|Current view of Frio River in Garner State Park|
The current view looks perhaps like the photo in my dad's album on the top right.
|View of Garner CCC camp in Google Images files - very like the one of my dad's.|
Life in the great depression - for which the CCC was offered as partial relief.
|More recent view of a cabin in Garner|
|Pavilion built by CCC where weekly dances are held Sat evenings now|
|Perhaps these are descendents of the deer my dad's family were hunting (and missed)|
|Yes the CCC men were trained as life guards for the safety of the swimmers.|
|Company 879 also had time for playing a bit of baseball.|