Friday, January 23, 2009

Depression-era program helped shape North Texas landscape

Jan. 23, 2009

FORT WORTH — It doesn’t take long for surviving Civilian Conservation Corps members to relate their experiences from the Great Depression to what’s happening today.

Seventy years ago, these men were employed on back-breaking public works projects across Texas and the United States.

Many of these old-timers believe public works programs similar to the CCC that were started by Franklin D. Roosevelt should be revived in these uncertain times.

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