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An old idea reborn with equally good results

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Crew members put in long days and hard work. They can walk for up to five miles in a single day and carry 30-pound packs with gear and tools.

Today we find ourselves in a remarkably similar situation as our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc., as they struggled in America’s Great Depression. While not as severe, the Covid pandemic has put financial pressure on many families and shuttered businesses. In 1933, the new president was promising a “New Deal” for Americans, who were suffering from massive . . .

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