Trees, Trails, and Triumph: The History of the Rhode Island Civilian Conservation Corps Camps @ Central
Join author Marty Podskoch as he discusses his book, Rhode Island Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories and Legacy, which describes the history of the seven CCC camps that operated in Rhode Island from 1933-41. Local history buffs will enjoy this exploration of the camps, which includes maps, photographs, and anecdotes from interviews conducted by the author. This presentation will include a chance to ask questions. Copies of Marty's books will be for sale.
Free and open to the public. Register below to receive event reminders or contact the library for assistance.
Marty Podskoch is the author of eleven books on subjects such as the history of the Adirondacks and the Catskills, the Civilian Conservation Corp Camps, and a series of regional travel books. He also writes a weekly column called “Adirondack Stories” that appears in five Adirondack newspapers. His latest book is The Rhode Island 39 Club: Your Passport & Guide to Exploring Rhode Island.
- Tuesday, September 27, 2022
- 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Zach Berger; 401-943-9080 x3; firstname.lastname@example.org
- James T. Giles Community Room
- Central Library
“At a time when American society sorely needs the spirit that animated Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps, Marty Podskoch’s crisp, inspirational account of the CCC’s impacts on Rhode Island is a welcome addition to our local historiography. A particular thrill for me was learning about what CCC enrollees did to conserve and improve lands that would later become state parks and other areas managed by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. They planted nearly a million trees, blazed trails that are still in use today, and built picnic groves and roads and bridges and shelters. In short, Marty Podskoch’s book shows just how much history the CCC made in committing to what FDR called ‘the nation’s fight for progress.’ ” – Janet Coit, Director, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management