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How the CCC Shaped Some of Texas’ Top Outdoor Destinations

Throughout the summer, Houston Matters is dedicating time each week to books about Greater Houston, set in Greater Houston, or written or edited by Houstonians. Our summer series continues with Cynthia Brandimarte, the author of Texas State Parks and the CCC: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps. She talks about the role the CCC, […]

Throughout the summer, Houston Matters is dedicating time each week to books about Greater Houston, set in Greater Houston, or written or edited by Houstonians.

Our summer series continues with Cynthia Brandimarte, the author of Texas State Parks and the CCC: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

She talks about the role the CCC, a New Deal Program during the Great Depression, played in shaping some of Texas’ top outdoor destinations.

More: Interactive map of Texas parks created by the CCC

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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