Movie Night under the Stars:
PBS Special: The Civilian Conservation Corps
The Civilian Conservation Corps was one of the better known and most successful of the New Deal programs following the Great Depression; one that did a lot of good for forests, recreation, and the men for whom it provided short-term jobs. The CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America during the height of the Great Depression. Living in camps across all 48 states (and the territories of Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands,) the men of 'the C’s’ created camping areas and hiking trails in State and National Parks, built roads, fought forest fires, constructed dams, and planted 2.3 billion trees — half of the trees ever planted in the U.S. — all for $1 a day.
In celebration of DeSoto State Park’s 76th Anniversary of its dedication day on May 24, 1939, DSP will be showing the PBS American Experience DVD, The Civilian Conservation Corps.
This film has personal accounts of CCC veterans and rich archival images to tell the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1942.
Date: Friday, May 22, 2015
Time: 8:00 p.m. (Film is approx. 30 minutes long)
Where: DeSoto State Park Lodge Deck
(In case of inclement weather movie will be moved inside)
Fee: Free and open to everyone. Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish.
Call 256.997.5025 or email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov for more details.