Recalling the Civilian Conservation Corps: Lanyard Benoit
06/23/08 7:50AM By Lynne McCrea
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In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps was formed to work on critical conservation-related projects in the U.S. From 1933 to 1942, 3.5 million men served in the corps. More than 40,800 worked on projects in Vermont's forests and state parks. As the Corps prepares to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its inception, VPR spent time with some of the original members to hear their stories.
Today, Lanyard Benoit talks about his experiences working at camps in Moscow and Waitsfield.