When President Franklin Roosevelt set into motion the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933, approximately 300,000 young men were mobilized in 1,500 camps across the nation. It was under the direction of General Douglas McArthur in outlining the broad program, according to the Medford District 1938 Annual publication.
Regardless of their origin, whether from city or farm, coal-mining country or cotton belt, all men benefited in having stronger muscles, healthier minds and a broader vision. All returned home at the end of their CCC life with a new and finer appreciation of the country, according to pages in the book.
In return for the experience, the men of the CCC’s left the great forests and parks, grazing lands and irrigated deserts better equipped and developed for the benefit of the American public which owns them, according to the Ninth Corps Annual published in 1938.
Ninth Corp was home to many individual camps as well as “spike” camps from
Red Bluff and Susanville in the south to Bend and Eugene to the north.
Medford became the Headquarters and celebrated the third anniversary of
the district with the publication of an Annual Photo and History of all
the camps in the District in 1938.
Ninth District Camps and locations in 1938
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