The Resource The Civilian Conservation Corps in Colorado, 1933-1942, by Robert W. Audretsch

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Colorado, 1933-1942, by Robert W. Audretsch

Label
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Colorado, 1933-1942
Title
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Colorado, 1933-1942
Statement of responsibility
by Robert W. Audretsch
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The world was without hope for many of Colorado's young men in 1933. Youth unemployment was 25 percent and another 29 percent were working only part-time. Many quit school before graduation to work odd jobs to support their families. Others took to hitching rides on railroad cars desperate for a new opportunity. Even young men who finished their schooling were without work as they had no job experience or training. Then, in 1933, with the beginning of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) young men could go to work in Colorado's national parks, state parks, national forests and other public lands. They no longer worried where their next meal would come from. Now they could learn new job skills. In Colorado, CCC boys planted trees, erected fences and telephone lines, and put out forest fires. Today we still use the roads and trails they built. CCC work was made to last. At the program's end in 1942, over 30,000 Colorado men served at over one hundred twenty camps. And work was completed in nearly every county in the state."--Back cover volume 1
  • "Times were very desperate. Nationally, youth unemployment in 1932 was 25% and another 29% were working only part-time. So the remedies for the hopeless youths had to be bold. A new agency, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), was to be "a catalyst. Through it, a new and vital president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, brought together two wasted resources, the young men and the land, in an attempt to save both" wrote CCC historian John A. Salmond. Nationwide, over a nearly ten year period, over three million young men renewed forests, fought soil erosion and the Dust Bowl as well as built infrastructure in the nation's state and national parks. Over 30,000 Colorado men gained employment and new job skills. And work was completed in nearly every county in the state. CCC work was made to last. Today we still use many of the roads and trails they built. Nearly fifty years of conservation and recreation work were accomplished in Colorado making that period the most productive in the state's environmental history. Indeed, the accomplishments on public lands by the C.C.C. and other New Deal agencies, have never been duplicated."--Back cover volume 2
Cataloging source
WIH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Audretsch, Robert W
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
S932.C6
LC item number
A93 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
  • Public service employment
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Forest conservation
Label
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Colorado, 1933-1942, by Robert W. Audretsch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs camps -- v. 2. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Division of Grazing. Soil Conservation Service, State Park and National Park Service Camps
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9781457555206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1049981992
  • (OCoLC)on1049981992
Label
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Colorado, 1933-1942, by Robert W. Audretsch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs camps -- v. 2. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Division of Grazing. Soil Conservation Service, State Park and National Park Service Camps
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9781457555206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1049981992
  • (OCoLC)on1049981992

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