"Oh, yes. There were some of the young fellows in the neighborhood. They sure did [join the CCC enthusiastically]. What were they going to do? They couldn't get a job. They couldn't make a penny anywhere. They were just glad there was such a thing they could go into… They didn't take the money and go and have fun with it. They got $5.00 and the rest went to their families, their parents or whatever, who were needing it. And it was sure the rescue of a lot of families."

Carla Due on the Civilian Conservation Corps


Other Excerpts from Carla Due's Interview:

Buzzed by Low-Flying Bombers
Barn Dances in the 1940s
The Stock Market Crash
RFD to Main Street
Banks Closing
Local Politics
The Eggs & Cream Economy
The World Economy
Surviving the Tornado
The Radio
Diversity of Churches
Immigrating to Nebraska
Learning English
Carla's Trip to Nebraska
Plowing with Horses & Mules