In his first hundred days in office, President Roosevelt initiated and Congress approved an unprecedented number of relief bills, injecting much needed currency into the nation's economy.  Among the many projects was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), in which young men were put to work improving federal land(s).

The South Dakota Black hills had such a camps, with the men receiving a dollar a day plus board and room.

Photo's by stan c malec
Re- building an entire country, many objected to, as it smacked of Comunism,  from a depression the Black Hills SD