3. Sports were quite popular in the early 20th century in the United States and Europe as a form of entertainment and a way for asserting national and racial worth. During the Progressive Era of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, there was an outbreak of public interest in Native American culture and representation. Summer camps were established in the mountains which Native American students could live in tents and could do hunting, fruits picking and all kinds of s...
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...luenced by American naturalists, such as John Muir, etc. Many New Deal policies, the CCC is considered by many to be one of the most enduring and successful. It provided the model for future state and federal conservation programs. The CCC changed the way people thought about conservation. As a result of the CCC, people started to believe that the best way to protect wilderness was to manage for wilderness. CCC projects allowed middle and working class people to enjoy and recreate in nature and many of these people would go on to support and fight for conservationist causes. We continue to use the infrastructure created by the CCC to access, use, and enjoy nature and enjoying nature moves some of us to work to protect and conserve nature. For instance, As Steve mentioned in the class, most of the hiking trails, national parks, bridges in Northwest were built by CCC.
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