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1. Did you know that the CCC restored 3980 historical structures?
2. Did you know that the CCC spent 2,094,713 man- days razing undesirable structures and obliterations form the countryside?
3. Did you know that the CCC spent 6,111,258.2 man-days in the operation of nurseries?
4. Did you know that the CCC built 63,246 buildings?
5. Did you know that the CCC built 800 state parks?
6. Did you know that the CCC built 7,622 impounding and large diversion dams?
7. Did you know that the CCC erected 405,037 signs, markers and monuments?
8. Did you know that the CCC collected 13,634,415 pounds of hardwood tree seeds and 875,970 bushels of pinecones?
9. Did you know that the CCC developed 6,966.7 miles of wildlife streams?
10. Did you know that the CCC built 46,854 bridges?
11. Did you know that the CCC built 28,087.8 miles of foot and horse trails?
12. Did you know President Roosevelt decreed in April that 250,000 men be in CCC camps by July 1, 1933? The goal was met.
13. Did you know thousands of youths gained high school diplomas in the CCC?
14. Did you know the CCC had many poets, song writers and artists?
15. Did you know Robert Fechner, a vice president of the IAM, was the first director and a true hero of the CCC?
16. Did you know thousands of CCC boys learned their life's trade in the CCC?
17. Did you know National Park Service supervised CCC work in the National Parks and most of the 800 CCC built State Parks?
18. Did you know 3,462 beaches were improved by the CCC?
19. The final after action report on the CCC stated we needed 5,000 camps per year after World War II.
20. Did you know there was a CCC before there was an Earth Day?
21. Did you know the National Archives has records of CCC work accomplished in each state?
22. Did you know the CCC built 3,116 lookout towers?
23. Did you know nearly 225,000 veterans of WWI got an opportunity to rebuild their lives in the CCC?
24. Did you know the CCC was referred to as the College in the Woods, the Colossal College of Calluses and the Canvas Covered Convicts?
25. Did you know there were over 4,500 CCC camps during the nine years?
26. Did you know 300,000 CCC boys consumed 5,625,000 lbs. Of potatoes in 30 days?
27. Did you know 300,000 CCC boys consumed 9,000,000 eggs in 30 days?
28. Did you know over 85,000 native Americans worked in the CCC program?
29. Did you know the CCC built 126,230.5 miles of truck trails or minor roads?
30. Did you know the CCC was also referred to as Woodpecker Warriors, Roosevelt's Tree Army, Soil Soldiers and Peaveys?
31. Did you know there were no national forests in some states prior to the CCC?
32. Before the CCC was established in 1933, many European countries such as Germany, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, the Netherlands, and Great Britain as well as Canada and South Africa had established youth work camps.
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