The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Franklin D. Roosevelt s New Deal program to help young, unemployed men during the Great Depression by hiring them to work in a mammoth forest army, completed thousands of vital conservation projects nationwide. They were paid just $30 a month a dollar a day. In the Catskills, at CCC camps in Ulster County, Greene County, Schoharie County, Delaware County, and Broome County, city boys and their country cousins, under the tutelage of local woodsmen and mechanics, wielded axes, mattocks and shovels to transform the Catskills in subtle and significant ways, planting millions of trees (more than 3 Â½ million in Delaware County in 1934 alone), fighting stream and soil erosion, and building roads, fire towers, hiking trails, ski trails, and the campsites at North Lake, Woodland Valley, Devil s Tombstone and Beaverkill. This new history, illustrated with more than 100 photographs and maps, tells their story--who they were, where they came from, what they did, and the legacy they left behind.
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