Civilian Conservation Corps

profit and conserve

* The CCC originated in March of 1933.

* The purpose of the organiztion was to help out families during the Great Depression while also conserving natural resources.

* The CCC enlisted roughly 250,000 men within the first two months.

* The war department clothed and trained the men two weeks before they actually start.

*Over the span of a decade, three million young men between the ages of 18 and 25 participated in the organization.