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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:51 PM

3. The CCC is a favorite of mine. Such a great idea...

One of the most valuable programs of the New Deal. For instance, to build the Blue Ridge Parkway, they dug up all the rhododendrons and replantable trees and shrubs, moved them, and then replaced them after building the road and laying the rock. How much joy has the Parkway brought to visitors over the years? How many millions of dollars to the states it winds through and near? Multiply that by about every state, and that is just the parks that were created. There were so many other public works projects the CCC touched.
The young men who joined the CCC were jobless and many of them were homeless, having left home because there was no work, and the family could not support them. Because they joined the CCC, thwy became fit and healthy both mentally and physically and were ready when they were later needed to fight Hitler.
I had at least two great uncles on my dad's side who were in the CCC, and then fought in WWII. I didn't know it unril a few years before my dad died; both of those uncles died in the war IIRC.

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