Civilian Conservation Corps

Author: Larry N. Sypolt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313313134
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Includes national, state, and local materials dealing with the administration, education, and work projects of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

The Civilian Conservation Corps CCC In Text And Photographs

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INTRODUCTION They came from all over America—from the big cities, from the small towns, from the farms—tens of thousands of young men, to serve in the vanguard of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal in the spring of 1933. They were the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps. They opted for long days and hard, dirty work, living in quasi-military camps often far from home in the nation's publicly owned forests and parks. But they earned money to send back to their needy families, received three square meals a day, and escaped from idle purposelessness by contributing to the renewal and beautification of the country. By the time the CCC program ended as the nation was entering World War II, more than 2.5 million men had served in more than 4,500 camps across the country. The men had planted over 3 billion trees, combated soil erosion and forest fires, and occasionally dealt with natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and droughts. CONTENTS: Copyright History Photographs - Men At Work And Play Photographs - Buildings And Completed Public Improvements The Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Park Service, 1933-1942: An Administrative History The Forest Service And The Civilian Conservation Corps: 1933-42 The Work Of The Civilian Conservation Corps - Pioneering Conservation in Louisiana The Bureau Of Reclamation’s Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy: 1933 - 1942