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agillman
Joined: Apr 2005
Feb 17, 2007 10:17

Up until 1937 the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was officially called Emergency Conservation Work (ECW); although it was also known popularly as the CCC up to that date.

For a comprehensive history of the ECW/CCC in the National Park Service, and how it was applied on the state level visit: http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/ccc/


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towntown
Joined: Feb 2011
Feb 16, 2011 07:31

My grandfather always spoke fondly of his years with the CCC. Do you know where I might find records from those days. I would love to know more details of what projects he worked on.
thank you for your time


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agillman
Joined: Apr 2005
Apr 13, 2011 12:03

This was answered on the Mass Moments Discussion Board for this subject under the separate topic "CCC at Foxboro." Refer to the posting of April 13, 2010 for more information.

Rightfully so there is much curiosity among children and grandchildren about a family member's time in the CCC and the contributions they made during Great Depresssion to improving our environment, particularly forests and parks. I recently met a 95 year old former enrollee in Gill (still sharp as a tack) who said the CCC made him who is today...a respected and engaged citizen.

You will need to know when and where he served while in the CCC before you can investigate the kinds of work projects he may have participated in. Good luck.


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