The New CCC Statue Looks Great Thanks to the Friends of Pachaug Forest and Sharon Viadella

This article was published on: 09/24/19 12:12 AM by Mike Minarsky

Saturday was a great day for the CCC Statue unveiling in the Pachaug Forest.. a statue to commemorate and honor the Civilian Conservation Corps was erected to pay homage to the men that built the roads and trails within the forest that we still enjoy today. The CCC was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men ages 17-25 years old from relief families. The CCC was part of the New Deal in which young men were promised “a dollar-a-day” for their work.. There is a video on the SNSN News and Discussion page on Facebook of the unveiling.

The event was organized by Sharon Viadella, who happens to have a personal connection to the CCC since her Father was a member of the organization.  Viadella and her organization, Friends of Pachaug Forest raised over $24,000 to make this event happen.

To learn even more of the CCC, please visit the links below.

Civilian Conservation Corps in Connecticut

A map of CCC camps in Connecticut during the Great Depression

 

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