THE HISTORY, LORE & LEGACY OF THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS CAMPS IN CONNECTICUT

The Kent Memorial Library is sponsoring author Marty Podskoch to present information about the Connecticut  Conservation Corps.  The free talk will take place on Wednesday, February 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center located at 145 Bridge Street.  The Friends of the Library are funding the program.  Mr. Podskoch will have copies of his book, “CONNECTICUT CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS CAMPS: THEIR HISTORY, MEMORIES & LEGACY” for sale.

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.  Among other things, the workers built trails, roads, campsites,  and dams, stocked fish, fought fires and planted trees.  There were more than 20 CCC camps in Connecticut