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