Mark your calendars! Sunday, May 20th, at 2:30 PM, the Society will be hosting a fascinating lecture by Marty Podskoch, “Connecticut Civilian Corps Camps: History, Memories, and Legacy.” This year marks the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Mr. Podskoch will be discussing the impact the CCC had on Connecticut, and his book on the subject will be available for sale and signing. The lecture will follow the Society’s annual meeting from 2-2:30. #trumbullhistory #trumbullhistoricalsociety #trumbullct #civilianconservationcorps
Came upon this exceptional pavilion that was part of FDR’s #civilianconservationcorps
projects. It stands proudly in the forest along one of the nature trails at Caddo Lake State Park in East Texas
This is Juniper Springs, you may be sick of seeing photos of it, if you follow us😂. I want to talk about the CCC for a minute (Civilian Conservation Corps). The mill (and park) at the bottom of the photo and in the 2nd and 3rd photo was built by the CCC.
If you like trees, the national and state park system, and what remains of work ethic, you can probably attribute that to the CCC. .
The CCC was founded in 1933 by Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of the "New Deal". It employed more then 3 million young men during the Great Depression. Instead of handouts or turning to crime, they were given purpose, food, lodging and education ($30 a month $25 had to be sent home to family). America is still receiving the benefits of the CCC nearly 100 years later! .
The program was in place for 9 years before ending at the start of WW2. They built bridges, roads, national parks, state parks, fought fires and reforested 3.5 billion trees from fires and clear cutting(over 1/2 of the reforestation to date). It was the largest peacetime mobilization of men in history. .
So yeah, we think the CCC has an amazing legacy! We will probably continue to mention it as we travel further, so much more can be said... Them Roosevelt's really hooked up our National Parks🌲🏞🌄🌳💪😎
DO NOT ENTER.
Seen at Longhorn Cavern State Park.
We are a musical family but also a nature loving family! Yesterday evening was spent #hiking
with family on old #ccc
trail built by the #civilianconservationcorps
. If you want to view more of our nature experiences with music, here is one of my personal favorites videos I made while in #colorado
(copy and paste link). https://youtu.be/L88OiHH62DY
100th birthday party for my father's aunt today. A Fix Family reunion of his 1st and my 2nd cousins. Kind of weird as I dont know them but as he ages, his past becomes more important for him to tell his story and me to listen for my kids. And more personal to me, the club where the party was held was an exploration into my grandfather's military training grounds. These pictures are from 1933, Troop K, 121st Cavalry, Manlius NY. Truman's New Deal has just been issued to help with Relief, Reform and Recovery from the Great Depression. Bernard Fix was a Civilian Conservation Corps man but the National Guard was paying more. Guys from this Cavalry chased Poncho Villa over the Rio Grande into Mexico in 1916. They were sent by Truman into WW1 with single shot guns and bayonettes on horseback. They paraded their animals in NYC upon return. These horseman trained with broomsticks on what is now a golf course when thier S&W's were collected and sent off to Europe frontlines. As the war machine heated up, they got word they'd need to transform from a Cavalry into an anti-tank unit to fight Hitler in WW2. And to think it can be a tough day when my Wi-Fi is lagging. Perspectives! Reflection! A glass raised high to this Grandfather I never met. #civilianconservationcorps #greatdepression
Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Cabin. 1934.
It was difficult to choose just one W. Alan Youngblood drawing from our digital collection. Youngblood was an enrollee at Civilian Conservation Corps Camp NP-8 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He made a series of pencil on newsprint drawings illustrating the area and progress being made around Greenbriar. This cabin still stands. #smokymountainhikingclub #gsmnp #civilianconservationcorps #pencildrawing
April 5, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the CCC (#CivilianConservationCorps
) with an executive order. Once it got rolling, the CCC employed hundreds of thousands of young men on projects such as the stone wall lining the rim in Grand Canyon National Park.
The grand staircase leading and out of the Longhorn Cavern was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.
The Civilian Conservation Corps. In my opinion, one of the greatest projects ever undertaken for the benefit of THE PEOPLE. Not only did it provide countless jobs for the unemployed during the Great Depression, but it more importantly made the wilderness more accessible to the public and engendered a love of the great outdoors. Many thanks to the people who took part in this wonderful program.
#ccc #civilianconservationcorps #thegreatoutdoors
•STOLEN• These 3 C.C.C. Patches in the original package were stolen from my mail box at my apartment while I was home for spring break if anyone sees them come up for sale please notify me right away. Also please feel free to repost if you would like to. #stolen #ccc #civilianconservationcorps