Documentary: Shows the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John and their beaches and palm trees. Locates Christiansted and Frediksted, the two largest cities on St. Croix. National Park Service sets up a CCC camp on the islands and employs natives for work projects; land irrigation, playground construction, tree planting. Show's tree nurseries at St. Croix's ECW Camp V-2.
National Archives Identifier: 11736
Local Identifier: 48.105
Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures. (? - ?) (Most Recent)
From: Series : Motion Picture Film Documentation of the Diverse Activities of the Department of the Interior, compiled 1916 - 1976
* Record Group 48: Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 1826 - 2009
Level of Description: Item
Type(s) of Archival Materials: Moving Images
This item was produced or created: ca. 1937
The creator compiled or maintained the series between: 1916 - 1976
General Note(s): Contributor: Producer, Interior Department. Emergency Conservation Work Productions.
March 23, 2022 Subject:
But, my gosh... so dry. You wouldn't think so but from what I recall the wet season here is quite brief. Many months are rainless. A bit fuzzy/overexposed, but you get the picture. Bet those forests are full grown & lush nowadays.
September 27, 2016 Subject:
Interesting but very poor transfer from film. A pity for Virgin Islanders who wish to guess the locations.