Civilian Conservation Corps helped shape Hawthorne

On April 5, 1933, during the Great Depression, men between the ages of 18-25 enrolled in the newly formed Civilian Conservation Corps. These young men and war veterans left their cities and rural homes for an opportunity to find work during a time when money and jobs were scarce. Under the direction of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, these men worked long, hard but honest hours doing outdoor work in forests, parks and fields. Six months after the founding of the CCC, Company 1915 arrived in Hawthorne, and those who could be spared from setting up the camp went directly...

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