The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began on March 31, 1933 under President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression.
Workers built trails, roads, campsites, & dams, stocked fish, built & maintained fire tower observer’s cabins & telephone lines, fought fires, & planted millions of trees. The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men in WWII.
Author Marty Podskoch is set to talk about the subject of his book Adirondack Civilian Conservation Camps: History, Memories and Legacy of the CCC on Saturday, March 14th, at 2 pm at the Huntington Memorial Library, located at 62 Chestnut Street, in Oneonta.
Podskoch will discuss the CCC camps in Oneonta’s backyard such as Gilbert’s Lake.
More information can be found online, or by calling (607) 432-1980.
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