Kentucky's Civilian Conservation Corps

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By the time Franklin D. Roosevelt took his first oath of office, the Great Depression had virtually gutted the nation's agricultural heartland. In Kentucky, nearly one out of every four men was unemployed and relegated to a life of poverty, and as quickly as the economy deflated, so too did morality. "The overwhelming majority of unemployed Americans, who are now walking the streets...would infinitely prefer to work," FDR stated in his 1933 appeal to Congress. So began the New Deal and, with it, a glimmer of hope and enrichment for a lost generation of young men. From 1933 up to the doorstep of World War II, the Civilian Conservation Corps employed some 2.5 million men across the country, with nearly 90,000 enrolled in Kentucky. Native Kentuckian and CCC scholar Connie Huddleston chronicles their story with this collection of unforgettable and astonishing photographs that take you to the front lines of the makeshift camps and through the treacherous landscape, adversity, and toil. The handiwork of the Kentucky "forest army" stretches from Mammoth Cave to the Cumberlands, and their legacy is now preserved within these pages.
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subject_facet Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) -- Kentucky, Forests and forestry -- Kentucky -- History -- 20th century, Parks -- Kentucky -- History -- 20th century
title_display Kentucky's Civilian Conservation Corps
title_full Kentucky's Civilian Conservation Corps / Connie Huddleston
title_short Kentucky's Civilian Conservation Corps
topic_facet Forests and forestry, History, Parks