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Jun-13-18, 10:12 PM (EST)|
4. "RE: Less-Elder Days Story Time: The Airport"|
In response to message #1
>...and that it's never been a national |
>forest of any kind (it was private property before Baxter gave it to
>the state), one rather wonders why a National Forest Service-managed
>CCC company was building trails in the area, but I suppose agencies in
>those days weren't as tetchy about boundaries. I don't know just when
>state park agencies and the federal government became the bitter blood
>enemies they are nowadays.
It's quite simple: The CCC, and the WPA that followed, had a primary goal of putting people to work. Building trails in a wilderness area that is what would now be called a privately owned public space? Sure, it improves the area and a bunch of men can be kept busy doing it.
Heck, the WPA went around building outhouses for people in rural areas.
Chakat Firepaw - Inventor & Scientist (Mad)
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