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Enlistment poster for the Arizona Civilian Conservation Corps.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06196.262 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadsides Date: 1938/09/24 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Arizona Civilian Conservation Corps. Enlistment propaganda poster with motto "Great Oaks from Little Acorns."

People: Hilldring , John H.

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: Military History, Recruitment

Sub Era: The Great Depression