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Fw: [militaryrails] Fw: RS : Camp Claiborne and the Red River and Gulf Railroad Symposium

Steven Holding
 

Some of this may not be of interest from a military standpoint but from a lumber stand point this is a very nice museum to see the entire process from sawmill thru kiln and planer mill.   All was steam powered or electric with its own steam electric plant.
If you get a chance this is a very nice museum(I use to volunteer there)
Steve in SC

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I wanted to pass this on to you fella's

 Roger West
SFC La State Guard
165th CSSB FRG Leader

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Subject: RS : Camp Claiborne and the Red River and Gulf Railroad Symposium

 
       
Camp Claiborne and the Red River and Gulf Railroad
Location: Louisiana, United States
Symposium Date: 2011-08-15
Date Submitted: 2011-07-06
Announcement ID: 186329
 
The Southern Forest Heritage Museum is hosting a symposium 28-29 October at the
museum in Long Leaf Louisiana. The goal of this symposium is to promote the
integration of social, military, political, and other forms of history on the
World War II era in Central Louisiana among historians, high school,
undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as professionals .
As the United States moved closer to entering the war in Europe long laid plans
were put into motion. Central Louisiana began to buzz with action as “Army men”
were seen and surveys were made. Soon this turned into the busy sounds of
construction. The war had come to Central Louisiana. It began in 1939 and ended
in 1947 and could be described as an era of rapid growth and then sharp decline
as military camps were constructed and then dismantled. Please join us as we
share your insight with others on this topic.
Whether you are a veteran who wants to tell you story about the Camps, a citizen

who recalls the time when trains ran and the Army ran them, or a living
historian of that era, a student who wants to get experience with presentations,

or a serious scholar, we can offer this opportunity to you to share what you
know. While still in the planning stage and depending on the weather we can show

you a portion of the Claiborne and Polk Railroad and Big Cut Bridge and offer
tours of the mill where large timbers were cut for Higgins boats.

Those who would like to present their research papers need to be 10-15 pages
long and relate to the above era. Abstracts need to be submitted no later than
August 15, 2011 to sfhmsym@.... Acceptance will be published in the form
of a schedule no later than August 31, 2011. If you would like to conduct a
living history display please send requests to sfhmsym@... for approval.

 
Melinda West
Event Coordinator
Southern Forest Heritage Museum
Email: sfhmsym@...
Visit the website at
http://fwww.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Claiborne-Symposium-2011/120686741351905?ref=hnav>

 
 
 

 
Roger West
SFC La State Guard
165th CSSB FRG Leader



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