11/20/2016 - CCC Camps in CT

Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in CT 1933-1942

Sunday, November 20th

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Farioly Program Room

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public works program that operated as part of FDR’s New Deal, providing single men and veterans aged 18-25 with work as manual laborers during the Great Depression. Camps of 200 men were tasked with environmental conservation and developing natural resources in rural lands.

The Danbury area was home to two CCC camps at Wooster Mountain and Squantz Pond. Author Martin Podskoch will discuss these camps and more at this thoughtful presentation of his newest book Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories, and Legacy of the CCC.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER About the Presenter: Martin Podskoch is a retired teacher from East Hampton, CT. In addition to his work on CCC camps, he is the author of Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore (2000); Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Southern Districts (2003); Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Northern Districts (2005).

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