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The Civilian Conservation Corps in the Vancouver Barracks District
March 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
When most people think about the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, they imagine thousands of young men carrying shovels, axes, and saws throughout the woodlands of the United States.
While much of the CCC’s work was done in the woods, organizing, training, and supplying the woodland camps was done from locations with access to paved roads, railroads, and rivers. Places like the Vancouver Barracks, where soldiers played the part of mentors and trainers for the new CCC recruits. Mr. Matt Mawhirter will talk about the part the Vancouver Barracks and its soldiers played in organizing the CCC in the Pacific Northwest.