The CCC’s continuing legacy in Connecticut

The quasi-military bunkhouse at the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in West Cornwall was heated by small woodstoves in winter. Meals were served in a separate building.Photo courtesy Martin Podskoch

KENT — President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal encompassed a wide range of programs designed to alleviate the effects of the Great Depression. One such program was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). In operation from 1933 to 1942, the program was created to put unemployed veterans and young men back to work. 

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