known pieces of community history are all around us. The
question is: What do we do with them? Are we curious
or do we just walk on by? Do we see history as having
value to our community or do we care?
purpose of the CCC News website is to encourage an interest in
exploring the history and legacy of the Civilian Conservation
those of you who don't know about the Civilian Conservation
Corps there is a brief history included. For those of you
who have heard of the CCC but haven't thought about it
lately please take the time to learn more.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was inaugurated in
1933, he was keenly aware of the economic crises that had
befallen the nation' s population. Millions of unemployed
languished in downward spiral of the Great Depression and one of
his most successful solutions was a public service program
called the Civilian Conservation Corps which put men to work
renewing natural resources. Across America young men
labored on the land creating the infrastructure of forests,
parks, dams, bridges, wildlife and natural resource programs.
should we remember?
legacy of depression era public works programs are still with us
nearly everywhere we go. In the case of the CCC, the
legacy is rooted in the history of the modern natural resource
preservation movement. The CCC renewed America's natural
resources and molded the lives of millions of young men.
Considered by many to be the most successful of Roosevelt's New
Deal programs it is said to be the greatest natural
resource conservation effort ever recorded.
of this being said, what good does it do if people don't
know about it.
you have a CCC story you want to share?
School or College paper?
send it for consideration to be published on this website so
others can appreciate this interesting facet of the renewal of
American's natural resources. All contributions
should be considered free and open to the public. Credit
will be given to participating contributors.
information can be mailed to:
Camp Roosevelt CCC Legacy Foundation
or emailed to:
Roosevelt CCC Legacy Foundation is a non profit heritage