Saturday, November 08, 2014

1937 C. C. C. Dance Invitation

In the 1930's the Civilian Conservation Corps were formed to give unemployed, unmarried men from relief families a job.  In addition to a job there was social events such as this dance in 1937 put on by Co 1295 of Camp MC 54 (Mosquito Control) which was 8 miles north east of Magnolia.  Delaware was the last state in the union to get CC Camps, it first one was not form until 1933.   About 11 camps were in Delaware and they employed an average of 400 men.  Not all camps were made up of young men, some World War One veterans were employed and their company number usually had a "V" after it.

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