Recalling the Civilian Conservation Corps: Paul Hughes

06/26/08 7:50AM By Nina Keck
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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, Paul Hughes talks about his experiences working at a camp in Mt. Tabor, near Danby.



Paul Hughes at camp

Paul Hughes (in truck) with CCC workers

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