Museum the New Llano Colony



Raymond Campbell

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Job in Colony: In November 1933 he was among a group of boys including Sylvester Watson, Carl Mahler, Ray Long, Gene Hewitt, Bill Busick and Robert Peecher who were stacking the veneer sheets as they were shaved off the log.

In December of that year he was riding the oil well truck atop a load of derrick material along with other Sunday volunteers including Alonzo Woolley, Frank Bowling, Ralph Page, Charles Bates, Claude Long and Sylvester Watson.  

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Other Info: In 1932, became a Nature Guardian of Louisiana when he agreed to protect the birds, flowers, trees and other natural resources of the state against wanton destruction.

In June 1933, Oscar Needham loaned his big Buick coupe so the fourth grade could have their spring outing on the banks of the Sabine river. They enjoyed swimming, fishing, ice cream, mud baths and a perfect day. The group included: Hulda Mahler, Frances Roe, Genevieve Quipp, Billy Busick, Eugene Hewett, Ernest Ogden, Raymond, Joe Lentz and their teacher. When they left the colony, four children were hanging on the outside, while five rode on the inside with plenty of eats and an ice cream freezer filled with vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries. Their picnic included biscuits with egg, honey and peanut butter filling and raw carrots for relish. While the teacher read to some, others threw stones far out into the stream, with Ernest and Raymond claiming to have thrown into Texas. The 'colored' ferryman, having come down, went into convulsions of laughter after spotting Eugene, who had covered every square inch of his body, except his eyes and mouth, with mud.  

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Sources: "Llano Colonist": January 2, 1932, June 17, 1933, November 25, 1933, December 23, 1933