Civilian Conservation Corps: Its History & Work in CT

 4/23/2023 @ 2:00 pm

A talk presented by Marty Podskoch a retired teacher and the author of 11 books: Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories and Legacy of the CCC; Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore, Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Southern Districts; Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Northern Districts, Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketches; & 101 More Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketches. He also writes a weekly column called “Adirondack Stories,” in five Adirondack newspapers. He has written three travel books: The Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport & Guide to Exploring the North Country, The Connecticut 169 Club and the Rhode Island 39 Club.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. CCC camps were set up in a few Connecticut towns, state parks, & 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.

 860-642-1988 860-917-0520

Type of Event

Fee Event


387 Rt 32 Franklin, CT 06254

Additional Info

Easy, Restrooms Nearby, Fee Event. The driveway is off of Plains Rd. We share a driveway with the CT DEEP. Follow driveway up and around gray barns. There is ample parking on upper and lower lots

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