CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS CAMPS OF VERMONT
On Saturday July 16 at 1 p.m. at the Rockingham Library, historian and author Marty Podskoch will talk about Vermont’s 30 Civilian Conservation Corps Camps, including the one in Bellows Falls on CCC Road. The CCC began on March 31, 1933 under President Roosevelt’s New Deal to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. CCC camps were set up in many Vermont towns, state parks, and forests. 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 WW II.
Podskoch is a retired teacher and the author of eleven books, whose topics include the CCC camps of Connecticut, Rhode Island and the Adirondacks. He is keenly interested in meeting individuals who may have Vermont CCC stories and photos to contribute to the book he is currently working on. Those that have information can contact him at 860-267-2442 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email email@example.com, call (802) 463-4270 or stop by the Rockingham Library at 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls, VT.