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The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) initially enrolled 250,000 unemployed workers, only unmarried men 18 to 25, from families on relief. The Forest and National Park Service planned the work, and they were supervised by the army. By 1935, corpsmen numbered 500,000. They worked on flood control, reforestation, suppressing tree diseases, building fire observation towers, and creating and improving parks. Over 4,000,000 acres of public lands were thinned of trees; one-billion fish were…

The school is still reaping benefits from its role in ‘The Great Debaters,’ a 2007 flick featuring Denzel Washington.

"Child of strawberry picker. Hammond, Louisiana." October 1935. 35mm nitrate negative. Photo by Ben Shahn, Farm Security Administration.

The Huey P. Long Mansion was built in the 1920s in a combination of Mediterrenean and Spanish Colonial Revival style. Long, the former Governor of Louisiana, lived at this house during the height of his power, from 1932 until his assassination in 1935. Long owned many residences in Louisiana, and this is the only one that still exists. 14 Audubon Blvd, Uptown, New Orleans. Photo by Infrogmation.