Brewton CCC Camp

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program for young men from unemployed families, established on March 19, 1933 by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. As part of Roosevelt's New Deal legislation, it was designed to combat unemployment during the Great Depression. The CCC became one of the most popular New Deal programs among the general public and operated in every U.S. state and several territories. The separate Indian Division was a major relief force for Native American reservations during the Depression.

The CCC lost importance as the Depression ended about 1940. Initial opposition to the program was primarily from organized labor, but as unemployment fell, so did the need for the CCC. After the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan in 1941, national attention shifted away from domestic issues in favor of the war effort. Rather than formally disbanding the CCC, the 77th United States Congress ceased funding it after the 1942 fiscal year, causing it to end operations.

More may be seen at the followinbg link: Source: Wikipedia contributors, "Civilian Conservation Corps," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

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