Past Times

May 8, 2014

CCC’s peacetime army built the nation

The purpose of the CCC was to recruit thousands of unemployed youth into a peacetime army to combat the destruction and neglect of the nation’s natural resources. Countless national and state parks, recreational areas and camping sites were built or improved. The men, often dubbed “Roosevelt’s tree army,” reforested depleted lands, undertook soil conservation projects and built endless miles of roads. …

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History fascinates us. We love to linger over old photographs or accounts of years long gone. Discovering our own personal histories can become an enjoyable pastime. This blog will provide some looks into that past. We'll look at NC history in general, and Triangle history in particular. We'll also try to give you the tips and tools (and connections) for looking at your own history.