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Ames Forester

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The Tree Troopers

Abstract

The Civilian Conservation Corps is now three years old. It was created by Act of Congress of March 31, 1933, and on April 10, 1933, the first of the American youth signed up in this great social experiment. It was an experiment in unemployment relief, in government organization, in using green and raw youth in conservation. It was an unusual experiment in federal and state cooperation, involving 4 different government departments and 48 different states. The game started with a bang and the rules had to be made as the game went on. Plays had to be worked out and tried as the game progressed; some proved to be good and have been used ever since, others had to be dropped. The game went on, and still goes on.

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