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CCC workers, Acadia National Park, ca. 1934

CCC workers, Acadia National Park, ca. 1934
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Acadia National Park

Civilian Conservation Corps workers in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. There were two camps on Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor. It is not known who these individuals are.

Originally called the Emergency Conservation Work (ECW) Act, on March 9, 1933 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called 73rd Congress into Emergency Session to hear and authorize his program.

It was designed to bring together what was considered wasted resources, young men and the land. These young men worked in National and State Parks and other areas to revitalize the forests and landscape.

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