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Item 82378

Title: Veterans Conservation Corps Jefferson Camp Crews with Trucks, ca. 1934

Contributed by: Maine Conservation Corps

Location: Jefferson

Media: Photograph

Item 82391

Title: Civilian Conservation Corps gravel pit at Mt. Bigelow, Flagstaff, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Conservation Corps

Date: circa 1935

Location: Flagstaff

Media: Photograph

Item 82375

Title: Civilian Conservation Corps at Flagstaff Camp, 1933

Contributed by: Maine Conservation Corps

Date: 1933

Location: Flagstaff

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

CCC crew and trucks, Alfred, ca. 1933

Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

Exhibit

Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, 1943

Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

Exhibit

Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Site

Jean P. Ouellette Letter on CCC, Upper Frenchville, 1985

Maine Conservation Corps

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