Civilian Conservation Corps poster, 1938

Enlistment poster for the Arizona Civilian Conservation Corps., September 24, 1938. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)The Civilian Conservation Corps directly addressed two of the most pressing problems during the Depression: male youth unemployment and environmental degradation. The CCC, based on a military model of everyday life, put thousands of young men to work planting trees, improving national and state parks, and creating infrastructure. They were paid $30 a month and received room and board while they worked for the program.

 

 

 

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