Civilian Conservation Corps to be celebrated in Salisbury

Published: Oct. 31, 2016 at 12:32 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 31, 2016 at 12:36 AM EDT
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SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Between 1933 and 1942 more than three million young men took part in a massive public work relief program known as the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Arguably the most popular of the New Deal Depression era programs, the CCC was made up of young unemployed, unmarried men.  These young men worked in the conversation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state, and local government bodies.

Their efforts resulted in facilities upgrades to more than 800 parks across the United States, more than three billion newly planted trees, and many other improvements.

In November this program will be remembered and celebrated in Salisbury at Horizons Unlimited.

A special program will be held on Saturday, November 19th from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.  The program is called "The CCC Experience: 100th Anniversary Celebration of the National Park Service."

Attendees will learn about log cabin living on the Blue Ridge, simulations of a typical day of work, a CCC documentary, the "Did You Thrive?" game, and a special camp meal that will be served at 5:00 pm.

Tickets for the event at $10. Contact Horizons Unlimited at 704-639-3004, or online at

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