|Contextual Notes||Cathlamet is a town on the north bank of the Columbia River, north of Little Island and Puget Island, on Cathlamet Channel in southeast Wahkiakum County. The name, which is that of a small Indian band, means stone, and relates to the rocky course of the Columbia River through Cathlamet Channel. In the 1860s, James Birnie, a former employee of Hudson's Bay Company, operated a trading post there. Alternate names include Kathlamet, Katalamet, Cathlamah, Kahelamit, Birnie's Retreat and Birnie's Trading Post.|
A side camp was apparently a detachment of a company that would be sent to projects at some distance from the base camp.
Caption on image: Company 1456, C.C.C. Camp Cathlamet, Wash. Tony J. Raibl, Company Commander. William D. Allen, Subaltern. Lyle A. Baldwin, Subaltern. Elmer O. Julian, Proj. Supt. Robert S. Bower, Education Adv. (Two side camps out.) Kinsey Photo No. 3