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  • The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was also referred to as Roosevelt's "army with shovels."  CCC enrollees were unemployeed young men who worked, learned and "regained the confidence of men doing a job" while in the CCC. width:800;;height:532
  • The first contingent of CCC enrollees slogged through mud and snow on April 3, 1933.  They would later build this road, making it worthy of modern trucks and automobiles - cont'd next slide . . . width:800;;height:532
  • The task was to establish Camp Roosevelt.  It had to be completed and ready for dedication by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in one week.  It was the first camp but within four months, 1,500 camps would spring up across the country. width:800;;height:532
  • Today, located among the foundations of Camp Roosevelt, is a little ten-campsite campground.  The CCC is gone but their legacy lives on. width:800;;height:532
  • Paths and low foundations of this first CCC camp are still visible in and around the campground. width:800;;height:532
  • The CCC concern wasn't only for conservation of natural resources, but the salvaging of young men.  Education was an important part of their time in the CCC. width:800;;height:532
  • Camp Roosevelt contained not only six barracks but also an education building, mess hall and kitchen, recreation hall, washouse, and more. width:800;;height:532
  • Some ruins can be identified while others are a mystery. width:800;;height:532
  • A few are even labled like the Officer's Quarters in this picture. width:800;;height:532
  • The CCC accomplishments of Camp Roosevelt's enrollees were many.  They built and maintained roads,  recreation areas and dams, strung telephone and power lines, planted trees, fought wildfires, and so much more. width:800;;height:600
  • A covered picnic shelter was recently installed near the Mess Hall's ruins width:800;;height:532
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