Friday, August 23, 2013
Do you like to go fishing? Then you might want to thank the CCC and WPA
(Image courtesy of Wikipedia and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.)
All across the country, the CCC and WPA built, repaired, or improved fish hatcheries. Then, these fish hatcheries were utilized by the CCC and WPA (and many are still utilized today) to stock fish in local waterways.
In Tennessee alone, the CCC boys stocked over 1.8 million fish. (Roosevelt's Forest Army: A History of the Civilian Conservation Corps, by Perry H. Merrill, 1981)
In South Carolina, the WPA and CCC worked together to build the Walhalla State Fish Hatchery (click here).
So, if you like to go fishing, you might want to thank the CCC and WPA.