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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

First Published Jan 24 2014 07:14 am • Last Updated Apr 18 2014 10:51 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:

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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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