©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O’NEIL
GSMNP Museum Curator John McDade examines a large photo of CCC workers donated to the
Park by Wilma Proffitt, right.
|Published: 6:54 PM, 09/27/2013
||Last updated: 6:56 PM, 09/27/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Mountain National Parkâ€™s archives are richer today through the generosity of Wilma Proffitt.
On Monday, Sept. 23, Proffitt donated several photos and other memorabilia
related to the Civilian Conservation Corps to the Park.
Curator John McDade came to Newport to accept the gifts.
decision to place the yellowing photos and other items in the Parkâ€™s care came after she attended
the 80th anniversary celebration of the CCC on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Sugarlands Visitors Center.
An honored guest that day was Proffittâ€™s older brother, Clyde Bell, Sr., age 96, one of four CCC
veterans in attendance.
For more details, see this weekend's edition of The
Newport Plain Talk.
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