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The Civilian Conservation Corps in Alabama: A Great and Lasting Good

 

We hope that you can join us for this wonderful program!
Bob Pasquill, Alabama’s devoted historian of the Civilian Conservation Corps, will present the continuing legacy of Alabama’s CCC boys.
His book, The Civilian Conservation Corps in Alabama, 1933-1942: A Great and Lasting Good (2008) covers the 100 plus camps in Alabama between 1933 and 1942, including the work projects on the first state parks in Alabama.
The Civilian Conservation Corps was one of the better known and most successful of the New Deal programs following the Great Depression; one that did a lot of good for forests, recreation, and the men for whom it provided short-term jobs. Between 1933 and 1942, an average of 30 camps operated across Alabama. CCC boys helped fight fires, reforest lands, protect the state’s then newly acquired national forests and build roads and recreational facilities in its state parks.
 

Saturday, November 3, 2012-7:00 p.m.
DeSoto State Park Lodge  1299 Blalock Drive NE-Fort Payne, Alabama
Free and open to the public!
Signed books will be available. You are welcome to bring your own copy as well.
For any info, call Brittney Hughes at 256.997.5025 or email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov

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