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This exhibit highlights the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Cook County, Minnesota. The CCC was a work-relief program for young, unmarried men that ran from 1933-1942. CCC workers lived in camps and worked on forest restoration and management, water conservation and flood control, and outdoor recreation infrastructure. The CCC built many of the buildings and trails in Minnesota State Parks along the North Shore.
We would like to thank the Cook County Historical Society for allowing us to use digitized photographs from their collection. Over 200 photographs of the CCC have been digitized by the Cook County Historical Society and are available to view in the Minnesota Digital Library. Additional Information gathered from Hard Work and a Good Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota by Barbara W. Sommer, published 2008.