Monday, February 11, 2013

James Wilford Wardle Sr.: Road Camp: Pine Creek 1927


I thought these were depression era pictures, but in looking closer at the back they are dated 1927, predating the depression.  The note included identifies my grandfather as to the left of the man with the rolling pin.  I know grandfather took jobs as they were available, including depression era work camps.  In addition to this road, he also worked on the road from Teton Basin to Jackson Hole.  You can see shovels and axes, very basic tools for road building.  I assume the man with the rolling pin is a cook.
The note was written by my father in 1974.  It says: The writing on the backs of these photos is done by Wilford Wardle.  It is impossible to identify anyone in the general view of the camp.  Wilford Wardle is just to the left of the man with the rolling pin.  Reed Wardle said the person standing on the right end is Marion Thompson,  Vernal Wardle said it was not Marion Thompson, but could not identify any except his brother Wilford. Jim Wardle, Dec 22, 1974
The back of the general view states, "When I was working Road Camp on Pine Creek 1927.  The other is more general, "Road Camp 1927 Pine Creek.

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