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Civilian Conservation Corps in Utah
Published by Utah Department of Cultural and Community Engagement
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal program, operated from 1933 until 1942. The CCC provided jobs and training to young men (primarily between the ages of 18 and 25) and made improvements on public land. Each of the 116 CCC camps established in Utah employed about 200 men. The CCC built campgrounds, worked on erosion control, fought forest fires, planted trees, and did many more projects. Many of these projects still benefit Americans today.