Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Civilian Conservation Corps Program

Kay Rippelmeyer will present a program on the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky and Indiana, 1933-1942 in the Browning Gallery of Willard Library on Saturday, 26 August 2017,  from 9:30 to 11:30 am. 

The Great Depression left many families in need of assistance. One of several government-sponsored programs designed to provide a means of support was the CCC. Originally intended for unmarried, unemployed men between the ages of 18 and 25,  the men lived in camps and built roads, national and state parks.  Ms. Rippelmeyer will explain the organization, work projects, sports and educational missions. She has also prepared a list of camps in Kentucky and Indiana to share in addition to other research sources.

I am especially interested in this program as my father enrolled in the CCC shortly after finishing high school, as did many other young men of this area. 

Reservations, while not required are suggested, can be made  Here 

Published 16 August 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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