Rapid River Self Guided Tour

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Rapid River Self Guided Tour
8181 US-2
Rapid River, MI 49878

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This self-guided tour will allow you to go back in time and/or memory to the days of the “Great Depression.” When folks were hungry and jobs were few. Young men looked to the newly created Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as an opportunity to earn money to help feed their families. In creating the CCC, President Franklin D. Roosevelt saw it as a way to put men to work and at the same time, revitalize the country’s ravaged natural resources. It was natural that much of the CCC work centered on National Forests like the Hiawatha. On the Rapid River/Manistique Ranger District are a number of CCC sites, camps, work projects, and plantations.