Thu., 11/7/13, 6:30pm
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Jamerson will share stories about life in a Civilian Conservation Corps camp during the holidays, read excerpts from his novel "Big Shoulders," sing original songs and show a video clip from his PBS documentary, "Camp Forgotten," about the CCC in Michigan.
The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal works program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression to provide employment for unemployed, unmarried men ages 18 to 25. In Wisconsin, the CCC planted 265 million trees, built 483 bridges, erected more than 4,000 miles of telephone poles, constructed 4,300 miles of truck trails, stocked a half billion fish, fought forest fires and built several state parks including Rib Mountain, Interstate, Devil's Lake and Copper Falls, Jamerson said. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the CCC.
This event has passed. View upcoming events.WAUSAU - Michigan author and songwriter Bill Jamerson will present a program about the Civilian Conservation Corps 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau.