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Sunday, January 16, 2011

CCC camps

Location of Louisiana Civilian Conservation Corps camps 1934-1942


H-Net Query 2009
An elderly gentleman in our Louisiana parish (county) says that at the
site of a former local CCC camp there are white irises because it was a
tradition to plant white irises at CCC camps. Have any of you heard of this as a
CCC tradition? An online search yielded an article about a camp in Missouri
where the director ordered the crew to plant irises, but it doesn't say
whether or not he did that because of CCC tradition. I appreciate any
 Louisiana Forestry Association
The CCC had a multi-purpose: to provide meaningful employment to the scores of unemployed youth and to conserve the nation’s resources. Work camps were established and administered by the Army to carry out the CCC  mission.

In all, about 51,820 men served in the Louisiana Civilian Conservation Corps during its nine years of operation.

Louisiana Digital Library
B/W photo, February 15, 1937. WPA built refugee camps on roadway for victims of the 1937 flood. Former site of the Civilian Concentration Corps, CCC, camps in Harrisonburg, Louisiana.

B/W photo, February 15, 1937. Livestock being moved from lowlands under the supervison of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) authorities. Note the approach of water from the 1937 floods to the highway..

B/W photo, February 15, 1937. Close up of a white refugee camp built by the WPA for victims of the 1937 flood. Former site of the Civilian Concentration Corps, CCC, camps. Written on photo: "Note picturesque... 

B/W photo, February 15, 1937. WPA built refugee camps for white victims of the 1937 flood. Former site of the Civilian Conservation Corps, CCC, camps in Harrisonburg, Louisiana.

Text, May 31, 1939. Report of National Park Service on Chicot State Park. Memorandum by Wildlife Technician on the newly developed Chicot State Park. Created for the Regional Director, intended to describe..   

Library of Congress Digital Archives

U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps class learning first-hand about a gasoline motor, Arcadia, Louisiana

Boys editing monthly publication "The Lighthouse", Camp Sanders, Mt. Hermon, La.



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