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Civilian Conservation Corps
The United States Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
was designed as a public work relief program for young men between the ages of
17 and 28 who found difficulty in obtaining employment during the Great
Depression. The program operated from 1933 to 1942. The majority of CCC work
focused on transportation construction and improvement, flood control, forest
fire protection and suppression, and the protection and enhancement of natural
resources. Upon entrance into the CCC, men were assigned to a camp that usually
focused on a particular type of work.
Many CCC camps throughout the United States published camp newsletters and newspapers. Copies of numerous issues of two publications from a Porter County CCC camp were preserved, however, which provide a glimpse into the everyday life of the young men employed by the camp. These issues can be accessed by viewing the Civilian Conservation Corps Publications webpage.
Porter County Herald
The Genealogy Department of the Porter County Public Library provides an index of genealogical information published in the Porter County Herald from 1933 to 1937.
Transcribed Newspaper Items
We have a collection of additional transcribed Porter County newspaper items that will be posted here shortly. Please come back again to see what items have been added to the website.
Indiana State Library Collection
The Indiana State Library maintains a large number of Porter County newspapers in their collection. Most of these newspapers are microfilmed and can be ordered through your local library through interlibrary loan services.
ProQuest's Newspapers in Microfilm
|Porter County Vidette||Valparaiso||1874||1885||62986|
|Chesterton Tribune (weekly)||Chesterton||1882||1961||62740|
|Chesterton Tribune (daily)||Chesterton||1961||present||61416|