The Civilian Conservation CorpsThe era of the "Great Depression" began with the crash of the stock market in 1929. The economy of the United States changed dramatically. Americans were in peril; unprecedented numbers were jobless. President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933 with a mandate to put Americans back to work. Congress acted quickly and on March 31, 1933, passed the Emergency Conservation Work Act which established the Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC. Thousands of unemployed young men enrolled in the "peacetime army" to work against destruction and erosion of our natural resources. They were often referred to as the "Pick and Shovel Soldiers," as the pick, shovel, and ax were the chief tools of the era.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2:52pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12S E 289970 N 4123498|
|Decimal Degrees||37.23436667, -113.36761667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 14.062', W 113° 22.057'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 14' 3.72" N, 113° 22' 3.42" W|
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