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Civilian Conservation Corps honored at Las Vegas event

The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas will be hosting a three-day event, Sept. 22-24, to recognize the contributions of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to Nevada’s natural, recreational and structural development. In 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the CCC, targeting unmarried men ages 18 to 23 who were dependent on public or private welfare support. […]
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Did you know….

…that hard hats were first created in the 1930s for the men working on the Hoover Dam? Called “high scalers,” these men were required to scale the canyon walls, removing loose rock before construction of the dam walls could begin. According to the Bureau of Reclamation, these men were more in danger of dying from falling objects […]