1930’s Depression: Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Presence in Whatcom County
When President Franklin Roosevelt was elected in 1933, his first objective was to end the depression, which had caused high unemployment. The Civilian Conservation Corps was his plan to put young men to work on government projects. A CCC camp of 200 men was established in Whatcom County near Glacier. These young men had to be unemployed and from a family on welfare, and were paid $30 per month, of which $25 was sent home to their parents. The men built many trails, walls, and structures, including the Glacier Forest Service Visitor’s Center. The course includes a field trip (see pg. 15) that will visit many of the Historic Whatcom County Civilian Conservation Corps sites and Glacier Area of the North Fork of the Nooksack River.
Course Facilitator: Marty Haines, (360) 676-1344
Instructor: Michael Impero
At a Glance
September 19, 26, 2019
Field Trip: October 3, 2019 (pg. 15)
Bellingham Cruise Terminal