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Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps

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 series WTIP explores the legacy and story of the CCC in Cook County. This program was produced by Ada Igoe with Barbara Jean Johnson. It was voiced by Bill Burkhart. Photos courtesy of the Cook County Historical Society.

Arts, cultural and history features on WTIP are made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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