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Item 82391

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

Contributed by: Maine Conservation Corps Date: circa 1935 Location: Flagstaff Media: Photographic print

Item 82378

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

Contributed by: Maine Conservation Corps Date: 1933 - 1935 Location: Jefferson Media: Photographic print

Item 82375

Civilian Conservation Corps at Flagstaff Camp, 1933

Contributed by: Maine Conservation Corps Date: 1933 Location: Flagstaff Media: Photographic print


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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.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Maine Conservation Corps

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 3 of 4

A group of civilians known as the Ground Observer Corps watched the skies for enemy aircraft and then again during the Cold War of the 1950s.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 4 of 4

Some local men went to jobs at the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Bar Harbor during the 1930s helping build the infrastructure for Acadia…

My Maine Stories

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First night on the pulp pile at zero degrees, to mill foreman
by Arthur Benedetto

I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers