icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Online Collection

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.

label levels:

New Deal programs often addressed social and environmental problems not directly related to the Great Depression. The Civilian Conservation Corps, for example, was active in flood control and programs to restore American forests. In New England, the Corps was active in efforts to eliminate the Gypsy Moth. This moth was introduced to the Northeast in the late nineteenth century by a breeder of silk caterpillars. By the turn of the century the moth, in its caterpillar form, had destroyed forests in the region by eating the leaves of hardwoods particularly oaks. As the article suggests, eliminating gypsy moths required training. Workers often climbed tall trees with ladders and ropes to eliminate moth larvae and caterpillars


top of page

"Start New Gypsy Moth Campaign" article from Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette
date   Aug 3, 1935
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   10.0"
width   1.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L08.028

Look Closer icon My Collection icon Transcription icon Detailed info icon

ecard icon Send an e-Postcard of this object

See Also...

"Sidewalk Begun at So. Deerfield" article from Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette newspaper

"Welfare Workers on Hope Street Job Ask Two Packages of Tobacco" article from the Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette newspaper

"Wage and Dispute at Monroe Bridge Causes Dismissal of Score in Department" article from the Greenfield Daily Recorder newspaper

button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents


Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback