Looking Back at the Civilian Conservation Corps"
This free, educational program hosted by the
Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society
will be presented on Tuesday, March 13th
in the Sunflower Room of the Laramie County
Library in Cheyenne.
The program will be presented by Robin
Everett, archivist at the Wyoming State
Archives, who has a degree in history
from the University of Wyoming. She has
also done family history research for more than
45 years. She will give a brief
history of the CCC, noting that “Today, whenever we visit a national or state
park, we may be enjoying the efforts of Civilian Camp enrollees. The
Depression Era public relief program was designed to provide employment
and vocational training to unemployed youths, war veterans, and Native
Americans.” During the course of its nine years in operation, three million
young men participated in the CCC, which provided them with shelter,
clothing, and food, together with a wage of $30 (about $570 in 2017) per
month. It’s very possible that your ancestors’ story may include
records from the CCC.
Registration is not necessary for this program, which is open to the public. The
meeting of the society begins at 6:15 p.m. with a short business meeting,
and the program starts at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 630-0924.