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The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada

From Boys to Men
Renée Corona Kolvet, Victoria Ford
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The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada

From Boys to Men
Renée Corona Kolvet, Victoria Ford
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The Great Depression of the 1930s had a devastating impact on sparsely populated Nevada and its two major industries, mining and agriculture. Luckily, thanks to Nevada's powerful Senate delegation, Roosevelt's New Deal funding flowed abundantly into the state. Among the programs thus supported was the Civilian Conservation Corps, a federal program intended to provide jobs for unemployed young men and a pool of labor for essential public lands rehabilitation projects. In all, nearly thirty-one thousand men were employed in fifty-nine CCC camps across Nevada, most of them from outside the state. These "boys, " as they were called, went to work improving the state's forests, parks, wildlife habitats, roads, fences, irrigation systems, flood-control systems, and rangelands, while learning valuable skills on the job. Rural communities near CCC camps reaped additional benefits when local men were hired as foremen and when the camps purchased supplies from local merchants. The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada is the first comprehensive history of the Nevada CCC, a program designed to help the nation get back on its feet, and of the "boys" who did so much to restore Nevada's lands and resources. The book is based on extensive research in private manuscript collections, unpublished memoirs, CCC inspectors' reports, and other records. The book also includes period photographs depicting the Nevada CCC and its activities.

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Publisher
University of Nevada Press
Year
2015
ISBN
9780874176896
Topic
History
Subtopic
World History

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