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Category: History  Date: 2016-03-14

The CCC and The Internet

The CCC and The Internet

The Civilian Conservation Corps has nothing to do with the internet. Oh I suppose one could argue that the incredible amount of work that the CCC Boys did between 1933 and 1942 laid the foundation for the events that lead to the technological advances that resulted in the world-wide-web. Or that the role they played in World War II made it all possible. Those claims may be a bit of a stretch. On the other hand. . . . . . . . . .

The CCC is such and important part of our Nation's History and the technologies available today have become tools that make discovering, documenting, and sharing that story easier. At the CCC Museum of South Dakota we often hear, through email, from relatives of men that served in the CCC. Folks will stop by noting that they saw a particular item of interest on our website. We share information with others that are interested in preserving the legacy on social media. Groups like Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy and others use social platforms, websites and other technology to tell the story of the CCC. Students and teachers can take advantage of "History" that is readily available; history that should not be overlooked or forgotten.

Today we heard from the son of a CCC Man. He emailed a scan of a photo that his father had saved. The scan shown below and on the Camp Rockerville page is of the 1934 enrollees from CCC Camp Rockerville. Steve Benedict indicated that his father, John Harry Benedict, is 3rd row down and 5th from the left in the group photo.

We must continue to preserve History and the CCC Legacy. We should also accept and embrace the modern tools that make communicating that History easier.

Thank You for the emails, scans, stories, videos, photos, and your interest is the Civilian Conservation Corps. We love to hear from you.

Museum Staff
CCC Museum of South Dakota
Hill City, SD

Rockerville Enrollees (photo scan donated by Steve Bennedict)
Steve Benedict's father, John Harry Benedict, was enrolled in Camp Rockerville and is 3rd row down and 5th from the left in the group photo
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The Civilian Conservation Corps has nothing to do with the internet.