Thursday, July 10, 2008

Memorial to the CCC Workers

CCC Statue

When the 32nd U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in 1933, he was faced with the challenge to immediately begin a revitalization of the nation's economy after the "great depression". His plan was not to dole out aid, but to create jobs to give back to American workers their pride in their ability to earn a living. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was part of President Roosevelt's "New Deal." Roosevelt proposed to recruit thousands of unemployed young men to battle the erosion and destruction of the nation's natural resources. More than any other "New Deal" agency, the CCC is considered to be an extension of Roosevelt's personal philosophy. My own father as a teenager, worked for a time with the CCC in my home state of Ohio.

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CCC Statue

Located on the State Department of Forestry campus, E. State Street.


Lynette said...

You took a great photo for your post! As a retired librarian, I like the info that you posted with it, too.

Petrea said...

Hi Jill,

I saw a recent comment of yours on Kim's blog. You may have been within your rights photographing at the hospital. Take a look here, it's a good place to start. There are some fine points between trespassing on private property and taking pictures of it.