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By Bert Smith
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The lasting legacy of Camp Columbia


Last updated 2/19/2020 at 9:32am

As a child growing up in west Coulee Dam, our outdoor playground was built by the toil of young unmarried men of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC was born out of the Great Depression in 1933 and was a voluntary public-works program of President Roosevelt's New Deal. Roosevelt's program put men of ages 18 to 25 to work on projects involving natural-resource development and conserva...

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Reader Comments(1)

Jami Clark writes:

Very good to know, our family just hiked up Candy Trail this past year and my hususaid he’s heard of the CCC workers and wondered what all they helped build around here.


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