The Civilian Conservation Corps, which operated from 1933 to 1942, was honored Saturday, March 14, at Chicot State Park. The CCC, which planted trees, built bridges and created wildlife areas, was credited with creating the beautiful wildlife area that would later become Chicot State Park. The event was held in the Louisiana State Arboretum’s new facility, which has not yet been opened to the public. The boy scouts attended the event and provided a color guard for the ceremony. Representative Bernard LeBas spoke briefly about the great work the CCC performed and that it was a tremendous program for young men at that time, during the Great Depression. A full story on the event and the story of one of the members of the CCC will be published in a future edition of The Gazette.