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The Minnesota Digital Library has published a new, online map about Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in our state.

Row of white triangular tents lining a dirt road, with men and trucks lined up in front

The Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, was a U.S. government work relief program that existed from 1933 to 1942. Minnesota had over 145 CCC camps throughout the state in this time period, employing more than 70,000 men in tasks such as forest conservation, road and building construction, and drought relief. The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) is fortunate enough to have many images and other resources related to the camps and their work, a selection of which is now shared via a new online map, Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in Minnesota. Browse through this map to learn where many of the camps were located, as well as see images of the camp buildings, selections from the camp newspapers, and images of the men enrolled, plus a few camp dogs. The CCC map joins MDL's four other interactive maps on winter recreation, Carnegie libraries, postcards, and the Mississippi River in Minnesota.

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Molly Huber
Outreach Coordinator, Minnesota Digital Library
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