Item Details

Civilian Conservation Corps in Virginia

Joe and Patty Elton ; forward by Joan Sharpe
Format
Book
Published
Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, 2017.
Language
English
Series
Images of America Series
ISBN
1467125245, 9781467125246
Summary
"In 1933, the United States was struggling to survive the Great Depression. Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt promised a "New Deal" to put the nation back to work. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was launched in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, where the first camp, Camp Roosevelt, was built. The CCC was widely acclaimed as the most popular of Roosevelt's programs. In Virginia, CCC workers built Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the first six state parks, and more. Despite the program's success, senators form Virginia led the Congressional efforst to kill the CCC in 1942.: -- From cover.
Description
127 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original pictorial paper. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2017/2018.
Technical Details
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