In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps was formed to work on critical conservation-related projects in the U.S. From 1933 to 1942, 3.5 million men served in the corps. More than 40,800 worked on projects in Vermont’s forests and state parks. As the Corps prepares to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its inception, VPR spent time with some of the original members to hear their stories.
Today, Herbert Hunt talks about his experiences working at a camp in Bellows Falls.
Herbert Hunt at camp in 1940
Herbert Hunt & the CCC Boys
On the trail, up the mountain