Black and white photograph of a barracks at the Cut Foot Sioux camp, F-14, CCC Company 707 at Dear River, ca. 1938.

Barracks at the Cut Foot Sioux camp

Barracks at the Cut Foot Sioux camp, F-14, CCC Company 707 at Dear River, ca. 1938.

Black and white photograph of African American CCC Company 1728, Camp Temperance F-19, Tofte, 1934.

African American CCC Company 1728

African American CCC Company 1728, Camp Temperance F-19, Tofte, 1934.

Black and white photograph of a Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 1753, Elba, 1933. Photographed by George O. Mehl.

Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 1753

Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 1753, Elba, 1933. Photographed by George O. Mehl.

Color image of a Conservation Corps knapsack used by Fred Fretheim, CCC Company 3707, Two Harbors, Minnesota, ca. 1936–1937.

Conservation Corps knapsack

Conservation Corps knapsack used by Fred Fretheim, CCC Company 3707, Two Harbors, Minnesota, ca. 1936–1937.

Color image of a Civilian Conservation Corps shirt worn by Fred Fretheim of CCC Company 3707, Two Harbors, Minnesota, ca. 1936–1937.

Civilian Conservation Corps shirt

Civilian Conservation Corps shirt worn by Fred Fretheim of CCC Company 3707, Two Harbors, Minnesota, ca. 1936–1937.

Civilian Conservation Corps - 75th anniversary

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 in Minnesota, 1933–1942

The U.S. Congress paved the way for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) when it passed the Emergency Conservation Work (ECW) Act in March 1933, at the height of the Great Depression. This New Deal program offered meaningful work to young men with few employment prospects. It resulted in a lasting legacy of forestry, soil, and water conservation, as well as enhancements to Minnesota's state and national parks.

Color image of Lake Vermilion–Soudan Underground Mine State Park. Photograph by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Staff, March 8, 2010.

Looking out over Lake Vermilion–Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Lake Vermilion–Soudan Underground Mine State Park. Photograph by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Staff, March 8, 2010.

Color image of a shelter in Lake Vermilion–Soudan Underground Mine State Park. Photograph by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Staff, November 13, 2013.

Shelter in Lake Vermilion–Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Shelter in Lake Vermilion–Soudan Underground Mine State Park. Photograph by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Staff, November 13, 2013.

Color image of the central beaver wetland complex in Lake Vermilion–Soudan Underground Mine State Park. Photograph by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Staff, August 1, 2010.

Central beaver wetland complex

Central beaver wetland complex in Lake Vermilion–Soudan Underground Mine State Park. Photograph by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Staff, August 1, 2010.

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