Martin Podskoch

The Bellows Falls CCC camp housed approximately 200 young men. It was located in North Westminster and had four barracks, a mess hall, a recreation hall, an administration building, an infirmary, garages, and a blacksmith shop.

‘Tree army’ reshaped Vermont — and the U.S.

Ninety years ago, the Civilian Conservation Corps was founded to provide jobs for the unemployed and workers for conservation projects

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

(1)The CCC was a public works program that operated from 1933 to 1942 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. It targeted single men, 18–25 years old, and World War I veterans in relief of families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression. The program provided unskilled manual labor in environmental conservation and the development of natural resources in rural lands.

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