Boxing Bout for Recreation at the Indiantown Gap CCC Camp, Lebanon County, PA, August 17, 1933.
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Two men box while a crowd watches.

Credit: Courtesy Pennsylvania State Archive

Between 1933 and 1941, almost 200,000 men labored in 114 CCC camps in backwoods areas across Pennsylvania. In the Commonwealth, Roosevelt's "Tree Army" constructed 6,300 miles of roads and trails, 98 dams, and 86 fire towers, planted 50 million trees, and spent more than 65,000 man-days battling forest fires. They also built campgrounds, picnic areas, and recreation areas, many of which continue to benefit Pennsylvanians today.

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