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A Nation-Wide System of Parks - 1939

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Uploaded on Sep 23, 2009

This Department of Interior film examines the origins of the Civilian Conservation Corps and profiles various accomplishments of the group in helping to build our nation's parks.

Transcript (PDF): http://archives.gov/social-media/tran...

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Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures.

SUMMARY
In part 1, unemployed workers stand in line at the gates of closed factories. It shows views of South Carolina's Edista State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park, and Georgia's Santo Domingo State Park. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) men work in the park, destroy caterpillars and other pests, transplant trees, attend classes, and feed animals. It shows the home of Alexander Stevens, vice president of the Confederacy, being renovated. Part 2 shows various views of State parks in Vermont, Massachusetts, Virginia, Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Texas. CCC men work in the parks.

ARC ID 11730
LOCAL IDENTIFIER 48.99

REPOSITORY:
Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

For information about ordering reproductions of moving images held by the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, visit: http://www.archives.gov/research/orde...

SUBJECTS
Animals
Civilians
American Civil War
Stevens, Alexander
Department of the Interior. National Park Service.(1916 -1933 ), Producer
Edisto Island (Charleston county, South Carolina)
Myrtle Beach State Park (Horry county, South Carolina)

MORE INFORMATION:
More information is available in the National Archives online catalog:
http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action...

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