What was the CCC?

What was the CCC?

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Narrator: Manross

Arizonans, like all Americans, were badly hurt by the poor conditions during the Great Depression of the 1930s. While many families struggled for employment, food, and housing, federal programs like the Civilian Conservation Corps not only provided jobs to willing Arizonans, it allowed them to build the foundation the state needed to continue growing. The CCC contributed many community essential canals, parks, roads, trails, and telephone lines. Their work remains in many sites today, including Papago Park, South Mountain Park, Colossal Cave Mountain Park, and Grand Canyon National Park. Look around next time you’re enjoying the shade at a park – you could be sitting under history.

Fun Facts:

  • CCC workers pave rubble on Grand Canal
  • Migrant family heading to Arizona


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