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Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

CCC camp superintendents, Jefferson, 1935

CCC camp superintendents, Jefferson, 1935

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Maine Forest Service

Maine's Civilian Conservation Corps camps arose quickly, only a month after President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the enabling legislation on March 31, 1933.

Young men -- ages 18 to 25, single, unemployed, and in good physical condition -- and some World War I veterans were eligible to sign up for the outdoor work.