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Page 300. " You mean to say the fellas that runs this camp is just fellas - campin' here? "
Weedpatch Camp Community Hall, Bakersfield
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeWeedpatch Camp Community Hall, Bakersfield - Credit: Bobak Ha'Eri

The Arvin Federal Government Camp in Weedpatch, California was built and administered by the Farm Security Administration to house migrant workers and to help them find work.

The camp still exists today, with many of the original buildings still standing, and it still serves its original purpose.