Civilian Conservation Corps

United States federal government public work relief program part of the New Deal

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was started by Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression. The CCC gave young men jobs such as fighting forest fires, digging ditches, and planting trees. The CCC paid these men about thirty dollars a month. At first, it was planned to get men out of the cities, but more men came from small towns and rural areas.

CCC camps in Michigan; the tents were soon changed to barracks by Army employers for the workers.

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