Carroll County

Civilian Conservation Corps


 The CCC was a work relief program for young men from unemployed families, established on March 21, 1933, by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. As part of Roosevelt's New Deal legislation, it was designed to combat unemployment during the Great Depression. The CCC became one of the most popular New Deal programs among the general public and operated in every U.S. state and several territories. The separate Indian Division was a major relief force for Native American reservations.

Initial opposition to the program was primarily from organized labor, but as the unemployment rate fell, so did the need for the CCC. The CCC lost importance as the Depression ended; and following the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan in 1941, national attention shifted away from domestic issues in favor of the war effort. Rather than formally disbanding the CCC, the 77th United States Congress ceased funding it after the 1942 fiscal year, causing it to end operations.

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List of Kentucky jobs

The Carroll County Project was "Camp General Butler"

All of the following photos and information were generously contributed by Lori Powers, daughter-in-law of Fred Powers. Some of the people in these photos are unknown. If you can identify anyone, please contact me. And if you have stories or photos of family members who worked for the CCC in Carroll Co. and would like to share them, please let me know.

Fritz ?, Red Myers and Fred Powers (on right)

The CCC cooks. Fred Powers is (on right)

Fred Powers, CCC cook

Fred Powers Biography


Cabins at General Butler

Caretaker's House

Butler Mansion

Civilian Conservation Corps, Company "J", 57 area T-5, Fort Knox, KY 1934

Interior of the 4th barracks

Interior of the 4th barracks

The "Old Tree Gang"

Building the Toll House


Building the Rock Wall at General Butler park

Jim Oak

Jimmy "Red" Myers

Captain Babb, Co. 592

Lt. Frank Geyer

Lt. E. S. Hammond

Langford & O'Leary

State Forman, Sam Perry

Future site of Butler lake

Butler Park lake after completion

Building the Lookout in General Butler Park

Mildred Hendricks Powers (far left) at General Butler Lookout

Caretaker's drive

Front view of the culvert

The spillway

The dam before completion

Baseball team - 1934

Gathering stones

Foreman Martin

View across the dam

The Union

Pavilion fireplace

Mouth of the KY river as it empties into the Ohio


Carrollton Bastille (Jail)


The Carrollton-Prestonsville bridge (looking toward Carrollton)



The three photos above were taken by Fred Powers outside of Camp General Butler