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Civilian Conservation Corps

This category covers resources related to the Lufkin District of the Civilian Conservation Corps. In 1933, this New Deal program brought young men into camps across the United States to work in jobs mostly related to forest-type projects. These young men earned $30 a month, in addition to room and board, and sent $25 of that home to their struggling families. Between 1933 and 1942, nearly 3 million young American men planted trees, built fire towers and roads, and constructed parks. Their finished projects are still enjoyed by Americans today.