Prior to enlisting in the Army, my father-in-law was in the CCC. We just came across his cook book in a box of his personal items. #ccc #civilianconservationcorps
In the 1930s one of my grandfathers joined the public works program Civilian Conservation Corps and helped to build Giant City State Park in Southern Illinois. We’ve been enjoying the park ever since! #civilianconservationcorps #giantcitystatepark
Deep in Cascade Canyon is a log cabin (originally a barn) built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935. It isn’t totally visible from the main trail, but we saw the roof peeking though the trees when we first passed it. It’s a beautiful structure and well-maintained by NPS. I imagine many a park ranger working long days in the backcountry coming here to rest before heading back to rejoin civilization. Idyllic, isn’t it?
Walking among the giants is truly amazing but to walk the trail to the ocean, well that is...I don't know, pretty cool. Thanks #civilianconservationcorps
In one of our Nation’s most difficult periods, a group of men whose numbers ranked over three million left their homes and began an adventure across our great land. They were poor, mostly uneducated and many were hungry. Yet, what they didn’t lack was a capacity for hard work. These men re-shaped the landscape of our country. By planting nearly three billion trees, reducing a growing soil erosion problem and building structures in our state and national parks, they would allow Americans to enjoy our country’s natural resources for generations to come. They were the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps. 🇺🇸