Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)Posted by penny
Today, we are going back a FEW years so you may have to do some real thinking on this one. Ha! Do you all remember a “camp” called Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC.
This camp was located on the land where Dr. Bolton’s Office is now and went down that side of Parks Avenue and across the Street. The time frame is in the late 30s and early 40s (if you think it was different years, please let me know).
The camp was for men who only needed at job during the Depression. I am not sure what it was for only those men but hopefully some of you can explain that a little better.
B. Brown can remember living on the corner of South Street and Charlotte Avenue (he was about 6 years old then) and he would watch the trucks go by his house on their way to work. He was told that they planted Pine Trees all over Jackson County. Some of you may be able to add to that too.
The camp was torn down while B. Brown was growing up and he can remember playing on the old business sites.
I did a little reading myself on the subject and I did find this out about CCC.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program for unemployed men, providing vocational training through the performance of useful work related to conservation and development of natural resources in the United States. This program began in 1933 and ended in 1942.
As part of the New Deal legislation proposed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), the CCC was designed to aid relief of the unemployment resulting from the Great Depression while implementing a general natural resource conservation programon federal, state, county and municipal lands in every U.S. state, including the territories of Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The CCC became one of the more popular New Deal programs among the general public, providing economic relief, rehabilitation and training for a total of 3 million men. The CCC also provided a comprehensive work program that combined conservation, renewal, awareness and appreciation of the nation’s natural resources. The CCC was never considered a permanent program and depended on emergency and temporary legislation for its existence. On June 30, 1942 Congress voted to terminate funding for the CCC, formally ceasing active operation of the program.
My question(s) for you…Do any of you know anyone that worked at this camp? How long was it in existence in Scottsboro? Was there another one in the county? If you know remember anything about this, please email at email@example.com
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I really do not know what I would do without these two windows at Big C Drugs. Ha! Don’t get me wrong, there are many times when I do park, get out of the car and go in but I am a big “Drive Thru” person. This service at Big C is available during business hours. You simply drive around to the back and “drop off” your prescription and insurance information at the first window. Then you can either drive on around to the side to “pick up” or just come back later to get your prescription. It is so easy and so convenient!!
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I showed you some of the wreaths that Woods Cove Flowers and Gift have a few weeks ago. But I thought I would give you another idea for a wreath…I love this one that is placed on the front of a mirror. It pretty much brings “Spring/Summer” indoors. These wreaths look so natural and will go in with any home.
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Have you really ever given thought to how far we have came when it comes to a heating and cooling unit?
The thermostat is what really makes me laugh. Do you remember when they look like this? I will never forget the first time I saw the “digital” thermostat. I thought we were headed straight to outer-space. Ha! Southern Heating and Cooling are always at the top of the “game” when it comes to the best and latest in products and thermostats is definitely one of those. Call Southern Heating and Cooling and let them help you out with any question that you may have….It will not be long until we all will be going from “heat” to “air” in our homes and business.
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If I were someone who did not know Stacy Ledwell (owner) and some of the staff at Mr. Rooter, I would be one of those people who would ask, “Why should I call Mr. Rooter for my plumbing needs?” So I thought I would share with you what was shared with me on why I should call on them over other plumbers in the area.
Mr. Rooter plumbers work extremely hard to deliver the highest level of customer service. It is their #1 priority. In fact, they actually call it “World Class Customer Service” because they truly believe it is unmatched in the plumbing industry. It all starts when you call their office.
They know that when you have a plumbing emergency, the last thing you want to deal with is an unfriendly person on the other end of the phone. They promise to greet you with a warm friendly voice that will understand your situation, make you a priority and schedule an appointment time that fits your schedule.
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So, if you prefer to hire a plumber whose first priority is respecting you and your home, then Mr. Rooter Plumbing is a great choice.
Also, I wanted to let you know that Peter Greenburg with The Early Show on CBS will be filming in Unclaimed Baggage Center tomorrow (Thursday). They will be arriving around 8:30 a.m. and filming until 2:00 p.m. The segment will air at a later date which I will let you know about…