Open Parks Network now online

During the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps employed some 3 million young men in a public relief program dedicated to the conservation of natural resources across the country. Many of the CCC projects were located in national parks, buildings roads, bridges and other infrastructure. The National Park Service now has a new archive of photographs of CCC in action.


You Can Thank These Depression-Era Workers for Your National Parks

By Erin Blakemore

Smithsonian Magazine

August 30, 2016

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