Keywords: Public Works
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.
Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.
Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.
Scrapbook 1: 1885-1899, Katahdin Iron Works, Silver Lake Hotel "A Little Daisy," Katahdin Iron Works, 1890Item Contributed byMaine Historical…
… Description John Martin (1823-1904), who was working as an accountant at Katahdin Iron Works in Piscataquis County, drew this illustration of an…