National Geographic : 1937 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph courtesy U. S. Forest Service A C. C. C. PICK-AND-SHOVEL SQUAD RIDES BACK TO CAMP Boys of the Civilian Conservation Corps take a last glance at the results of the day's work before heading for a hot dinner and a comfortable bunk. Throughout the mountains the Corps has improved highways, cleared debris from the roadsides, rid trees of branches that might injure motorists during storms, and cut vistas in the forests to reveal spectacular views (page 89). Photograph from International News TREE CONQUERS ROCK IN NATURE'S NEVER-ENDING STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE Tenacious of life, this white birch at Bethlehem, New Hampshire, overcame the seemingly insuperable handicap of having a big bowlder on its head. It found a fissure and grew and grew, at last splitting open the heavy burden to win its place in the sun.