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Sunday, September 25, 2011

CCC Camp, Mt. Pleasant

Darrel Brady, Mount Pleasant Camp


Civilian Conservation Corps Collection  The CCC left behind a tremendous legacy. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal program, operated from 1933 until 1942. The CCC provided jobs and training to young men (primarily between the ages of 18 and 25) and made improvements on public land. Each of the 116 CCC camps established in Utah employed about 200 men. The CCC built campgrounds, worked on erosion control, fought forest fires, planted trees, and did many more projects. Many of these projects still benefit Americans today.

The CCC camp south side of the city ball park was built late summer early fall 1934. We were building our house at the time and Charley Jacobson and Ferry Peterson our builders took 4 -6 weeks off to work on the camp. Delayed our moving into our new home until Thanksgiving. In addition to the many public works they did they also were a big plus to the cities economy. And lets remember that as many as a dozen north Sanpete young ladies found a husband. 6 -8 of them joined the National Guard and went into Federal service with the unit. All of them from the deep South.   Lee R. Christensen


1 comment:

lee r christensen said...

The CCC camp south side of the city ball park was buildt late summer early fall 1934. We were building our house at the time and Charly Jacobson and Ferry Peterson our builders took 4 -6 weeks off to work on the camp. Delayed our moving into our new home until Thanksgiving. In addition to the many public works they did they also were a big plus to the citys economy. And lets remember that as many as a dozen north Sampete young ladies found a husband. 6 -8 of them joined the National Guard and went into Federal service with the unit. All of them from the deep South.

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