Photo Courtesy Utah State Historical Society
Image shows a CCC crew working on a campground between 1933-42.
A Look Back: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Utah
The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Jan 24 2014 07:14 am • Last Updated Jan 31 2014 07:16 am
Each Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune presents historic images in a special series called A Look Back. This week’s installment features photos of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC, part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, was a public works relief program which operated from 1933 to 1942. It was designed to provide jobs for unskilled, unemployed young men between the ages of 18-25, abd help families who had trouble finding work during the Great Depression. The program also provided a general natural resources conservation program in every state and territory.
Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback. Here is a sampling:
Christmas in Utah through the years
Prominent artists from early Utah
Utah firefighters at the turn of the 19th century
Historic bars and saloons in Utah
Early settlers in Idaho
The 1988 Yellowstone fire
Early Utah mansions and homesteads
Pony Express, postal service and telegraph in Utah
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The mining ghost town of Mercur
Construction of the Salt Lake Tabernacle
Historic buildings in Utah
30 years of iconic rock and roll in Utah
Hunting and fishing in the early 1900s
BYU, Utah football programs
Saloons, brewing companies in Utah around 1900
Historic photos of Temple Square
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