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A Nation-Wide System of Parks - 1939

This Department of Interior film examines the origins of the Civilian Conservation Corps and profiles various accomplishments of the group in helping to build our nation's parks. Transcript (PDF): http://archives.gov/social-media/transcripts/transcript-nationwide-system-of-parks-1939-11730.pdf CREATED BY Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures. SUMMARY In part 1, unemployed workers stand in line at the gates of closed factories. It shows views of South Carolina's Edista State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park, and Georgia's Santo Domingo State Park. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) men work in the park, destroy caterpillars and other pests, transplant trees, attend classes, and feed animals. It shows the home of Alexander Stevens, vice president of the Confederacy, being renovated. Part 2 shows various views of State parks in Vermont, Massachusetts, Virginia, Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Texas. CCC men work in the parks. ARC ID 11730 LOCAL IDENTIFIER 48.99 REPOSITORY: Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. For information about ordering reproductions of moving images held by the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, visit: http://www.archives.gov/research/order/broadcast-quality-film-dc.html SUBJECTS Animals Civilians American Civil War Stevens, Alexander Department of the Interior. National Park Service.(1916 -1933 ), Producer Edisto Island (Charleston county, South Carolina) Myrtle Beach State Park (Horry county, South Carolina) MORE INFORMATION: More information is available in the National Archives online catalog: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=11730
Length: 16:13

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