Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Civilian Conservation Corps at Guernsey State Park

The time of the Civilian Conservation Corps CCC seems to be lost, or almost so, in history, Want to find out more? Take a look at my new book - The CCC and the Building of Guernsey State Park. The book contains nearly 200 photos, both new and historical from the 1930s. It is also full of information about the Corps with many stories about the park, some in print for the first time.

Click this link to take a look, and thanks.


President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal was a file cabinet full of programs with one common goal; pull America out of the Great Depression. The programs were designed to produce economic growth through job creation, relief through government jobs, and reform with new regulations for transportation, banking, and Wall Street.  Unquestionably, the centerpiece of all the New Deal programs was Social Security and its long reaching benefits to the nation’s retired citizens.

What follows is a brief excerpt from the book, chapter 1, page 3. 

The North Bluff Castle built by the CCC


But the Civilian Conservation Corps and the jobs it would create was, indisputably, FDR’s favorite of the programs created within the framework of the New Deal. He was excited to have a program fitting the two things he held most dear, tremendous environmental benefits with the preservation of many of our nation's natural resources. It also helped put together a jobs program, the human resource element, so needed in a depression locked America.
Walking up to the CCC Museum from the north steps in the lower lot.