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The Civilian Conservation Corps, established in 1933, provided public relief and vocational training designed to relieve unemployment during the Great Depression. The corps performed useful work related to conservation and development of natural resources in the United States. The photograph captures a Smith family visit to the Civilian Conservation Corps camp near Elkin, North Carolina, and includes from left to right (first row) Julie Smith, Dot Smith, Eva Mae Smith, George Smith; (second row) Mary S. Smith, Mattie Mabe, Bud Smith, Iris Hepler, and Grant Smith. Grant and Bud Smith worked at the camp prior to entering military service. The Mocksville CCC camp on Wilkesboro Street operated for about two years in the early 1940s. Lester P. Martin Jr. played trumpet in the Mocksville CCC Band. (Courtesy of Estelle Smith.)

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