Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Civilian Conservation Corps -- Reminisce Society

For our March program the OPL’s Reminisce Society is pleased to have Iowa author, Linda McC ann, present a program about the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) in Southeast Iowa on Tuesday, March 22, at 10:00 a.m. in the library’s meeting room.

Linda Betsinger McCann is working on a new book, The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) Camps and Projects in Southeast Iowa. She is looking for personal memories or pictures of people or camps and projects that can be used in her book. The CCC operated from 1933-1942 in the U.S. It was a federal program to assist people during the Depression years. The CCC enrollees were also called the 'Dollar a Day' boys, as they were paid $30 per month, but $25 of it had to be sent home to their families. Most people in Iowa know about the park projects the CCC built; including dams, shelters, lodges, etc. But, did you know there were also forestry, drought control, soil conservation, and erosion control camps? These camps did much for restoring Iowa's soil and forests. Come and find out more about what went on in this area.

Plan to join us on Tuesday, March 22, for a fascinating glimpse into Iowa’s culture. The Reminisce Society programs are free and open to everyone. If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance or for further information, please call the library’s director, Sonja Ferrell at 641-682-7563, extension 202.