By June 1933, 200 men were stationed at the CCC camp at Princeton. At first the men were scheduled to do soil conservation work, but the plans were changed to straightening a nearby stretch of the Grand River.
The river was in drainage from the Iowa line to a point about three miles north of Princeton. The right-of way for the river was available without cost, but the people at the vicinity had never been able to get together enough money to pay for the expense of digging a channel. Now a force of 200 men was available, without cost of the community, to do the digging. It was thought the work would greatly benefit the farmers on the Grand River bottom whose corps were periodically ruined by high water.
(I have no documentation that the work was ever done. Maybe if you do use it, someone would write in and tell more about it.)
6/22/33 Plan to take kinks out of Grand River
Researched by Wilbur Bush