Join author and historian, Marty Podskoch, for a presentation on the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC began on March 31, 1933 under President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. Camps were set up in many New York towns, state parks, & forests. Workers built trails, roads, campsites & dams, stocked fish, built and maintained fire tower observer’s cabins & telephone lines, fought fires, and planted millions of trees. The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men in World War II.
After the presentation, Podskoch will sign copies of his new book, Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Its History, Memories and Legacy. The 352-page book contains over 500 pictures and illustrations, 185 interviews, 26 maps, and 25 charts.
Marty Podskoch is the author of five other books: Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore, two Adirondack fire tower books: Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Southern Districts, and Northern Districts. He also has two other books, Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketches and Adirondack Stories II: 101 More Historical Sketches which are from his weekly-illustrated newspaper column.