America was in the grip of the Great Depression when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated in March of 1933. More than twenty-five percent of the population was unemployed, hungry and without hope. The New Deal programs instituted bold changes in the federal government that energized the economy and created an equilibrium that helped to bolster the needs of citizens.
Out of the economic chaos emerged the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The goal was two-fold: conservation of our natural resources and the salvage of our young men. The CCC is recognized as the single greatest conservation program in America and it served as a catalyst to develop the very tenets of modern conservation. The work of America's young men dramatically changed the future and today we still enjoy a legacy of natural resource treasures that dot the American landscape
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Note for our readers: Because of frequent recent discussions regarding the name of the CCC Worker Statue the decision has been made to make a public request reminding readers of the true name of this piece of art. The current statue that everyone is so familiar with is named the CCC Worker Statue. Out of respect for those who started the program in 1995, please refrain from calling it "Iron Mike". The CCC Worker Statue and the Spirit of the CCC Statue in California which is nicknamed Iron Mike are two different statues. To learn more about the history of the statue program coordinated by NACCCA/CCC Legacy please go to Statue History
Did you know? The Boys of the CCC planted nearly 3 billion trees.
CCC Legacy website is published in honor of Mary Halbert of St. Paul, MN, who passed away on March 23, 2015
Her generous support continues to enhance the awareness of CCC heritage.