Devil's Lake, Wisconsin and the Civilian Conservation Corps

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The History Press, 2011 - History - 157 pages
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Thousands of young men embarked on the adventure of a lifetime when they joined the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Service at Wisconsin's most popular state park offered notoriety absent at most camp assignments. While most of the CCC work around the country was in remote forests and farmlands, at Devil's Lake tourists could view CCC project activity each day, forging that labor into an essential part of the park experience. Historian Robert Moore interviews veterans and mines the archives to preserve this legacy so that the gasps of wonder at nature's marvels remain mixed with respect for the men who helped bring them forth.
  

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A nice snap shot of what the CCC was about. It's a very short book with not a lot of detail. It would probably be a good read for a younger reader. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
9
The CCC Arrives at the Park
33
Daily Life at the Camp
48
Baraboo and the Boys
61
Getting the Job Done
80
Art McDavitts Long Road to Devils Lake
107
Farewell
125
Notes
143
About the Author
159
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About the author (2011)

Robert Moore is currently Chief U.S. Correspondent for England's ITN News, based in Washington. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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