Civilian Conservation Corporations (CCC) Camps. Photograph, 1934
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men. The CCC was a major part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal that provided unskilled manual labor jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state, and local governments. The CCC was designed to provide jobs for young men to relieve families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression in the United States.
This group planted nearly 3 billion trees to help reforest America, constructed trails, lodges, and related facilities in more than 800 parks nationwide, upgraded most state parks, updated forest fire fighting methods, and built a network of service buildings and public roadways in remote areas.
Alcee Jefferson Pothier, Jr. was a member of this group from Louisiana. He is pictured in this photograph. He is the uncle of the donor. Donated by Dee Tauzin of Lafayette, Louisiana.
|Framed Photograph:||CCC Company, 1435, Ansley, Louisiana. September 1934. Capt. B.J. Peters Gom’dg. (Group Photo)|