For men of the Great Depression era, Civilian Conservation Corps was 'hard work, good deal'
For hundreds of thousands of unemployed men during the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps was "Hard Work and a Good Deal."
When unemployment was running about 50 percent, Pres. Franklin Roosevelt established various public works programs. It was the CCC that was perhaps the most successful and fondly remembered, according to author Barbara Sommer, who spoke in Perham Nov. 6.
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