Tales of Sweetwater County
GR: home to a Depression-era CCC camp
September 19, 2019
For four years, from 1938 to 1942, Green River was home to Camp Green River, a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, one of thousands like it throughout the United States, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum said in a special release on Saturday.
By 1933, the Great Depression was responsible for a 25 percent unemployment rate nationwide; some 15 million Americans were out of work.
Just days after being sworn in as President in March, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt called the 73rd Congress into emergency session and proposed what came to be known as the Civilian Conservation Corps, an u...