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This book provides an overview to the invaluable efforts and visible legacy of Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps. Established in 1933 to provide employment for millions of youths during the Depression, the Corps served to protect and develop the country's natural resources. Forest protection and improvements were the first priority of Roosevelt's "Tree Army", but they also provided park development, disaster relief, wildlife protection and more. This book explores through text and photographs the Corps' organization, camps, camp life, projects, and training and education.
About the author:
Stan Cohen was born in Charleston, West Virginia and is a graduate of Charleston High School and West Virginia University with a BS degree in geology. He has worked in the oil fields of West Virginia as a geologist with the U.S. Forest Service in Montana and Alaska. He established Pictorial Histories Publishing Company in 1976. He has since authored or coauthored 68 books and published over 250 titles. He specializes in Civil War and World War II books and has traveled the world visiting military sites and attending military reunions.