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Mona Loldwoman (Look for the good) ADMIN November 18, 2009
We welcome ALL CCC photographs. No matter how small the project. If you have other photos that did not recieve in invite, They too are welcome. They need only to be CCC built or related. If the CCC had a hand in it... We want it here.
Please enjoy our wonderful heritage, they worked hard to build it for us. Thank You

Group Description

The group is for your photos of the projects of the Civilian Conservation Corps created by FDR. As proud as We should be of the men, this group is for the photos of the things they built.
Please add a description of the location of the photo.

(CCC), established in 1933 by the U.S. Congress as a measure of the New Deal program. The CCC provided work and vocational training for unemployed single young men through conserving and developing the country's natural resources. At its peak in 1935, the organization had more than 500,000 members in over 2,600 camps. President Roosevelt recommended that the CCC operate in cooperation with and under the technical supervision of the War Department, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Labor. Other agencies such as the Office of Education and the United States Veterans Administration also played a role. In 1939 the CCC was made part of the Federal Security Agency. Beginning in 1940, greater emphasis was placed on projects aiding national defense. Against President Franklin D. Roosevelt's request, Congress abolished the CCC in 1942.
The men took part in various recreation projects, such as beautifying picnic, camping, and park areas. Their efforts resulted in promoting three times the number of visitors to state parks in 1936. To help the economy, CCC workers across the country constructed 41,000 bridges and built 44,475 buildings. They also constructed 3,982,000 dams as a form of erosion control, and devoted full time to soil conservation work on 4 million acres in 31 states. The men made shelter belts, fire lanes, trails, and rural roads

The Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail are examples of some CCC projects that are still around today. The Appalachian Trail is a hiking trail about 2,159 miles long which was started in 1937. It runs from Katahdin, Maine to Springer Mountain, Georgia. The Pacific Crest Trail is another similar CCC project that runs through California.

In addition, the CCC built thousands of campsites in various parks which are still in use. It also built the Blue Ridge Parkway, a highway which runs from Virginia to Tennessee. These projects were completed in association with other crews which were part of the New Deal, such as the Public Works Administration (PWA) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

At a time when America was experiencing the first stages of the Great Depression. Banks closed down, unemployment rates soared, and financial needs were great. The CCC brought about significant changes within American society, and alleviated much of the country's unemployment. During this time of high unemployment and uncertainty, the CCC played a dual role in America. It encouraged the nurturing of the environment and it helped the economy. Throughout the duration of the CCC program, 2.5 million out-of-work, physically fit, unmarried, young men aged 18 to 25 found employment. These workers received a monthly $30 salary, but were obligated by contract to send $25 to their families in order to ensure the workers' dependents would be provided for.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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