Today in Florida History May 27, 1933 – The first Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in Florida was established in Eastport near Jacksonville on this date. The CCC was a federal worker-relief program designed to get young men working on construction and conservation projects through the U.S. as part of the New Deal. Over the course of the program (1933-1942) over 3 million young men worked for the CCC. In Florida, the work...Read more
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