Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Cost: Free
The History of the Camp Glacier Civilian Conservation Corps Project firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 778-8930 Event Categories:
The Whatcom County Historical Society presents local author Michael Impero for a presentation about Camp Glacier F-12, a project of the Civilian Conservation Corps, established during Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency in the 1930s. One of Roosevelt’s political campaign promises was to draft major legislation to get the economy of the United States back in a positive position. The goals of the two-part program were to refurbish the timberlands and farmlands of the country, and to put unemployed young people to work. On a napkin, he created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
One result was the establishment of Camp Glacier F-12 in Whatcom County, Wash. The camp was established between Maple Falls and Glacier, just east of Boulder Creek on the Mount Baker Highway. In a short period of time, there were 200 enrollees stationed at the camp, with the Whatcom County quota of 150 first to arrive. The camp operated from 1933 to its abandonment in 1941.
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