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The month of March 2008 marked the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps, established March 31, 1933. Curator Matt Anderson commemorates the occasion with a look at CCC pieces in the Minnesota Historical Societys collection.
Civilian Conservation Corps camp, Sibley State Park, ca. 1930s.
Civilian Conservation Corps pennant owned by Fred Fretheim, ca. 1936–1937. Hand printed on the hoist edge is "company 2707/Minn/1936-7."
Civilian Conservation Corps shirt worn by Fred Fretheim of CCC Company 3707, Two Harbors, Minnesota, ca. 1936–1937.
Civilian Conservation Corps workers building a road near Roosevelt, Minnesota, ca. 1933. Photographed by J. A.Gjelhaug.
Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 1753, Elba, 1933. Photographed by George O. Mehl.
Civilians and National Guardsmen on Plymouth Avenue in North Minneapolis, July 1967.
Freedom Rider Claire O’Connor photographed after her arrest by the Jackson Police Department in Jackson, Mississippi on July 11, 1961.
Clara Baldwin, director of the Library Division of the state Department of Education, 1935.
Clara Bannister Congdon, 1914.
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