The Gunflint Trail CCC camp/photo courtesy of the Cook County Historical Society

Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps

The Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC began in the spring of 1933.
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CCC crew members in Cook County take a break from tree planting for a photo/image courtesy of the Cook County Historical Society

The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps Part 1

The Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC 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 ongoing series WTIP explores the legacy and story of the CCC in Cook County.

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A big day for the "Big Lake" this Sunday

There’s only one “big lake” around here, and that’s Lake Superior.  Native Americans in the region called it Gichigami, meaning “big water,” and they were

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County OKs new fees schedule

Cook County Planning and Zoning officer Tim Nelson returned to the County Board with explanations for some fee increases proposed at a previous meeting.

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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber July 10

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors. Tune in to North Shore Weekend from 7-10 Saturday mornings on WTIP to listen to Larry live, download and listen at your convience, or subscribe to a podcast.


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Weekend News Wrap July 10

Each weekend the WTIP news department produces a wrap-up of the week’s news. More on broadband, news on the PolyMet mine project, Local Government Aid woes and more in this report.

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West End News July 9

This is a totally different West End News column.

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Fish Report for July 9

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Artist Open House: Liz Sivertson

We’re premiering a new series called Artist Open House.

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Points North: Congress Must Stop Thinking and Start Acting to Protect the Great Lakes

A group of lawmakers said the idea to stop the spread of the invasive Asian carp by permanently separating waterways linking t


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Wildersmith July 9

Cool June passed…and the season of sweating has been added to our time of swatting. July came in hot as a bottle rocket, and the moose and I are none too happy.
 

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Grand Marais couple sentenced in sexual assault case

The victim of sexual assault from a Grand Marais couple finally saw his assailants sentenced in Cook County District Court Wednesday.
 

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Of Woods And Words: Raised On Radio

When my brother and I were very little, our family lived briefly on the edge of the Minnesota prairie. We didn’t have a T.V.

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