Edges of the City

1933 | July 2, 2011

Civilian Conservation Corps – A part of the New Deal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • Took 500,000 18-25 year old men off streets and freight trains and put them to work planting trees. In nine years the CCC planted one billion trees. In addition each worker was given thirty dollars per month ($25 sent to family and $5 directly to worker.)(Gatewood, 98)

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