New Website Under Construction
For those of us who have made the decision to interface with the Internet, we are continually challenged by the evolving technology that affects our efforts to bring meaningful information to our web readers. CCC Legacy is currently confronted with such a challenge which requires us to expand our website.
CCC Legacy has been thrust into this technological fray. Although the appearance will look very different, the core of the content will remain the same and will expand as appropriate.
This website has served CCC Legacy well. It has conveyed the mission of our organization and has introduced many web explorers to the heritage of the CCC in our nation.
Civilian Conservation Corps
Preserving America's Natural Resources
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
CCC Legacy Current Notes of Interest
2016 Annual Gathering
was held in Las Vegas and was hosted by the Nevada Museum, Las Vegas. Much was shared about the CCC in Nevada. To see more about the event click....here!
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Complete digital set of all Journals from 1978 - 2015 now available on USB Drive....see more ... Click Here
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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.