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Acadia National Park

CCC work, Acadia National Park, ca. 1934

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MMN Item 22184 Item Details
CCC work, Acadia National Park, ca. 1934
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Description

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worker 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 this person it. It appears that he is painting a picture of the "Bubbles" at Jordan Pond.

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 to revitalize the forests and landscape that made up the parks.

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