Peter A. Barcomb



The West Virginia State CCC Museum Association is proud to announce the induction of Peter A. Barcomb of Rouses Point, New York, into the West Virginia State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Association Spring 2013 Hall of Fame.

Peter A. Barcomb was inducted posthumously into the West Virginia State CCC Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 20, 2013, during ceremonies at the Quiet Dell United Methodist Church, near Clarksburg, West Virginia. His daughter, Ruth Justice, accepted the CCC Hall of Fame certificate. Justice is also originally from Rouses Point, but, now resides in Charleston,West Virginia.“The induction ceremony was very touching. It brought back so many fond memories.” Commented Justice.
Our Honoree was born at Rouses Point on August 25, 1918. He and his brother, Arsene, joined the CCC in 1939 at CCC Camp Dix, New Jersey. He was transferred to Camp TVA-A22, Maynardsville, Tennessee and then sent west to Camp Elk Creek F37, Trail, Oregon, before returning to Rouses Point for discharge.
While in Tennessee, he helped clear land, build roads, and plant trees  during the construction of the Tennessee Valley Authority dams on the Tennessee River and tributaries. He was also impressed with the conservation work done to help preserve the western end of the Oregon Trail. “He took great pride in this.” Justice stated. “He enjoyed the camaraderie of his camp CCC 'boys' and expressed many times how good the hard work at the camps made him feel. He appreciated very much the training and attention he received by his camp supervisors. This was a big influence throughout his life.” She remembered. “He was always in good humor and laughed as he recounted being sound asleep while crossing the Mississippi River both going to and coming back from his CCC duty.”
The CCC Boy returned to Rouses Point to his wife, Peg. They raised two children: Ruth, and a son, Thomas (Sandy), who still resides in Rouses Point.  Mr. Barcomb was employed by the Delaware and Hudson Railroad and Georgia Pacific Paper Company until his untimely passing in 1975.


Left to Right. Peter A. Barcomb, unidentified CCC Boy, Arsene Barcomb taken 1939 at Canton, New York during enrollee training.

Peter A. Barcomb and unidentified CCC Boy, hauling stone in Maynardsville, Tennessee 1939.

Peter and his brother Arsene pose with newly found CCC friends while at Camp Dix, New Jersey.