‘History, Lore and Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps’ April 24

SARANAC LAKE – Marty Podskoch will present “History, Lore and Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Adirondacks” at noon Thursday, April 24, in the Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library.

An author and historian, Podskoch will give a PowerPoint presentation about the Civilian Conservation Corps, begun in 1933 under president Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. Camps were set up in many New York 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.

Podskoch is the author of five books on Adirondack history and produces a weekly-illustrated newspaper column about the region. He will be signing his new book, Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Its History, Memories and Legacy.

Bring soup or sandwich and enjoy desserts and beverages provided by the Hospitality Committee.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-891-4190.