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heels of the "Roaring Twenties" and following the
market crash of 1929, the Great Depression engulfed
The purpose of this CCC program was to put unemployed young men to work in useful, needed conservation projects around the country. The plan was swiftly put in motion. Within 3 months, over 275,000 enrollees and supervisors were signed up across the nation and began work on critical conservation projects planned by foresters, or, as the case might have been, park service rangers, soil conservationists and extension educators.
In the 9 years from 1933 until the CCC program phase-out in 1942, there were over 3 million enrollees and more than 1,600 camps throughout the country. Many CCC projects included fire-fighting, tree-planting, road-building, development of parks, forests and erosion control of farm land...Conservation projects quite evident, as we travel the land, today. The good works of the CCC in one state could be mirrored by the many achievements of the CCC in any state.
book Written on the Land takes a close
look at what the CCC program did for West Virginia and
what legacies her "Boys" left...on the landscape;
lasting conservation hallmarks written on the
Preface - Written on the Land by Robert E. Anderson
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