Note: No two pieces of wood look alike. Within a board, two sections can have different coloration. The wood samples below are generic swatches to give you some idea about whether the wood is dark or light. The actual woods may vary in color.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was part of the New Deal designed to help pull the United States out of the Great Depression. It provided employment to unmarried young men and provided training as well. My father-in-law was a CCC worker in California. He, like all the others, earned $30 a month, $25 of which was sent home to his family. The very popular program ran from 1933 until 1942 when World War II and the draft provided employment for many young men. CCC projects are found throughout WV, since there were 67 camps in West Virginia. They built hundreds of bridges, planted millions of trees, developed more than 30 state and national parks, built thousands of cabins, picnic shelters, lodges, lakes and ponds and much more.