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WHEREAS, the Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC established by President Franklin Roosevelt as Executive Order 6101 on April 5, 1933 as part of the New Deal and provided work for nearly three million young men across the nation during the nine it operated; and

WHEREAS, the CCC accomplished significant public works improvements nationally including 46,854 bridges, 3,116 fire lookouts, 28 million rods of fencing, 318,076 erosion check dams, the planting of 3 billion trees, development of thousands of campgrounds, many range-control features, and more than 800 parks nationwide; and

WHEREAS, the CCC in Nevada was headquartered in Reno and supported an average of 18 camps throughout the state, employing 30,791, including 6,109 Nevada men and 970 members of Nevada Indian Tribes, and Nevada received $31,930,656 of New Deal finds from the program, more than any other state; and

WHEREAS, the CCC legacy in Nevada includes 59 sites with features still visible and in use including work at the Lake Mead Scenic Overlook, the Lost City Museum, Valley of Fire State Park, Cathedral Gorge State Park, Kershaw-Ryan State Park, Beaver Dam State Park, and Great Basin National Park; and

WHEREAS, the Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy, a non-profit organization, was founded with the mission of keeping the works and memory of the CCC “boys” vibrant; and

WHEREAS, the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas will host the National 2016 Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy Gathering

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  September 24, 2016 as

 Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske