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History at High Noon: Roosevelt’s Tree Army in Florida
Apr 25 2023
Speaker: Michelle Hearn, Senior Curator, Museum of Florida History
Senior Curator Michelle Hearn discusses the important role of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Florida. During the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt created several work relief programs—including the CCC—to address the nation’s economic hardships. By the 1930s, millions of acres of Florida land had been devastated by clear-cutting, poor farming practices, and phosphate mining. Many small farmers were destitute, and unemployment was widespread. In Florida, the CCCView more
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