Sunday, August 30, 2015

New Deal Postage Stamps: Conservation

Above: When President Roosevelt signed the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act of 1936 (which amended an earlier conservation act) he said: "The United now emerging from its youthful stage of heedless exploitation and is beginning to realize the supreme importance of treating the soil well." Image from personal collection.

Above: From 1933 to 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) protected our soil from erosion, our parks from neglect, and our forests from disease, fire, and pests. Considering our environmental challenges today, wouldn't it be great to have another CCC? Image from personal collection.

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