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CCC veteran, Clyde Bell, among those honored by GSMNP

Clyde Bell, Sr., right, 96, shows photos of his days as a CCC enrollee to Bill Valentine during
the 80th anniversary celebration of Civilian Conservation Corps establishment.
Published: 7:04 AM, 09/24/2013 Last updated: 7:05 AM, 09/24/2013

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

GATLINBURG—Cocke County native Clyde Bell, now a resident of Hawthorne, Florida, was one of four Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) veterans honored Saturday, Sept. 14, by Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

In honor of the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the CCC, the Park hosted a special day of commemorative activities at Sugarlands Visitor Center.

These activities included an interpretive program, a panel discussion, and a walk to the site of one of the Park’s many CCC camps.

Established in 1933 as a federal work project during the Great Depression, CCC employed young men in conservation work on federal and state lands.

For more details, see Tuesday's edition of The Newport Plain Talk.

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