Another Day, Another Dollar: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Texas Panhandle
Harrington Changing Gallery
February 11—January 2012
On March 31, 1933, the unemployment relief measure known as the Emergency Conservation Act was passed and the most popular of all New Deal programs, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), was born. Standard pay for a CCC member was $1 per day, and $25 of the $30 they were paid each month was sent home.
Depicting the lifestyle of these men, the exhibit will include a cabin façade with a window where visitors can peer inside one of the Cow Camp Cabins; the side of a WWI barracks with a window to see what the interior of the barracks would have looked like; a tool shed to illustrate the tools used; and a wooden framed tent, which will be used as a theater to show a 30s documentary on Texas State Parks.