Civilian Public Service Camp (Camino, California, USA)
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The Camino Mennonite Civilian Public Service Camp No. 31, often known as Camp Snowline, was located approximately 60 miles (100 km) east of Sacramento, and three miles (five km) west of Camino, California. The camp was operated under the U.S. Forestry Service from April 1942 to December 1946. In the early autumn of 1945 more than 180 men were located here, engaged principally in forest fire prevention and fighting and related tasks.
Gingerich, Melvin. Service for peace: a history of Mennonite Civilian Public Service. Akron, PA: Mennonite Central Committee, 1949.
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