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Emergency Conservation Work Act (ECW), a federal government social and economic program. CCC Meaning: C - Civilians, C - Conservation: Used to be called "environmental movement" or "green movement". C - Corps: Organized for a common purpose.

The Forest Service and The Civilian Conservation Corps: 1933-42 (Chapter 12)

The Forest Service and The Civilian Conservation Corps: (Chapter

A slave known only as York, accompanies Lewis & Clark in their famous expedition of the northwestern regions on this date in 1804.

Black Slave Accompanies Lewis & Clarke Expedition May 1804 A slave known only as York, accompanies Lewis & Clarke in their famous expedition of the northwestern regions.

William “April” Ellison was a freed black slave who later became South Carolina’s largest slave owner and trader. Born as April Ellison in the late 1790’s, young Ellison worked for owner William McCreight as a gin apprentice in Winnsboro, South Carolina. By the time he married at age 21, Ellison had learned the trades of blacksmithing, machining, and carpentry. Given his freedom at age 26, Ellison changed his name to William, after his former owner.

William Ellison Jr, born April Ellison, (C. April, 1790 – 5 December South Carolina, former slave who achieved considerable success in business before the American Civil War. He held 60 slaves at his death and more than acres of land.

The Weaver family originated with three men, probably brothers:  Richard, John and William Weaver (born about 1675-1686)  who came as indentured servants from India, probably by way of London, and were free in Lancaster County, Virginia, before 1710. They blended into the free African American community of Lancaster County, and spread to Hertford County, North Carolina, where there were 169 "free colored" people counted in Weaver households in 1820.

The Weaver family originated with three men, probably brothers: Richard, John and William Weaver (born about 1675-1686) who came as indentured servants from India, probably by way of London, and were free in Lancaster County, Virginia, before 1710. They blended into the free African American community of Lancaster County, and spread to Hertford County, North Carolina, where there were 169 "free colored" people counted in Weaver households in 1820.

U.S. Space and Rocket Center  Add to trip 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805

The US Space & Rocket Center - One Tranquility Base - Huntsville, Alabama - a combination science museum and theme park. It's a great place to take a kid, or to become one again. The center has IMAX films, exhibits, rides and video presentations.

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