The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps

Series produced by WTIP

Caption: Gunflint CCC Camp, Credit: Cook County Historical Society
Image by: Cook County Historical Society 
Gunflint CCC Camp 

The Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC began in the spring of 1933, started by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the onset of the Great Depression. In this series, WTIP North Shore Community Radio explores the legacy left behind by the CCC and the workers who participated in the program.

The Civilian Conservation Corps began in the spring of 1933. It was started by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the onset of the Great Depression. Cook County became home to many CCC camps. The projects undertaken by the corps are still visible today. In this series, WTIP North Shore Community Radio explores the legacy left behind by the CCC.


4 Pieces

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Caption: Grand Portage Stockade
The Civilian Conservation Corps worked for nine years throughout the United States. The successful program begun by President Franklin Roosevelt in...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2011
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Caption: CCC camps were segregated by race. Within a year, the black company stationed in Cook County was driven out of town., Credit: Cook County Historical Society
From 1933 to 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps provided millions of young men with forestry work as the United States struggled to pull itself ...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2011
  • Length: 08:04
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Caption: Bakers and their Bread, Credit: Cook County Historical Society
In the second installment of The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps, former CCC enrollees and construction foreman recall their experiences ...

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2010
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Caption: CCC Tree Planting Crew, Credit: Cook County Historical Society
In this first installment of "The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps," WTIP North Shore Community Radio explores the beginnings of the CCC.

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2010
  • Length: 11:06
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