Stimulus spending: Texans remember how the CCC helped save the nation


New video history piece from the Texas Parks & Wildlife people:

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Uploaded by on Jan 17, 2012

The Civilian Conservation Corps provided jobs for over 3 million young men during the Great Depression and helped establish the foundation of our nation’s park system. 70 years after the creation of the CCC, Conservation Corps veterans reunite in one of the parks they helped build, sharing stories and rekindling old memories.

A pictorial map showing Texas State Parks with significant work performed by the CCC:

Map of Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy Parks in Texas - TPWD image

Map of Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy Parks in Texas - TPWD image - Click on map for original, larger version

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4 Responses to Stimulus spending: Texans remember how the CCC helped save the nation

  1. *sighs* that should be “nearly bankrupted the country and crashed the economy”

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  2. You mean as opposed to the legacy of Bush which includes two wars and a bunch of tax cuts that nearly bankrupted the economy and crashed the economy?

    And considering that I drive one of those roads that got stimulus funds and yes it very much did need repaving and expanding……

    …..blow your stupid claims out your ear.

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  3. [...] Stimulus then … and now on account of decades of environmental activism and barriers to construction … that wouldn’t be possible so stimulus today amounted mostly to repaving roads that didn’t need it yet. Now there’s a legacy for which Mr Obama must be very proud. [...]

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  4. [...] then … and now on account of decades of environmental activism and barriers to construction [...]

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