Civilian Conservation Corps
From 1933 to 1942 the Civilian Conservation Corps helped alleviate unemployment problems of the Great Depression by putting 3.5 million men to work on conservation-related projects on state parks and forests. More than 40,800 served in 10 companies in Vermont, including 11, 243 Vermonters. Their legacy lives on today in lean-tos, fireplaces, hiking trails, ski trails, picnic shelters, roads, ranger's houses and swimming areas. Click here to visit VPR's Civilian Conservation Corps main page.
Photos courtesy of the Agency of Natural Resources, National Park Service, National Archives and Records Adminsitration, Paul Hughes and Herbert Hunt, Henry Rich, Public Domain - U.S. Forest Service, Washington