Devil's Lake, Wisconsin and the Civilian Conservation Corps

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 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 eThousands 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 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 J 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.
Devil s Lake Wisconsin and the Civilian Conservation Corps 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 popular state park offered notoriety

  • Title: Devil's Lake, Wisconsin and the Civilian Conservation Corps
  • Author: Robert J. Moore
  • ISBN: 9781609492779
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Devil's Lake, Wisconsin and the Civilian Conservation Corps”

    1. Many times I have hiked up the stone steps put in place by the men of the CCC and wondered "how did they do that?" Well, now I know. This story of one CCC camp interweaves the history of the organization itself. It does repeat itself as one reader described but was a thoroughly enjoyable history of the park and the group that helped make it the awesome place it is.

    2. I was aware that the CCC had worked in some Wisconsin state parks, but I'd wanted to know more. This book provided lots of information about the topic, and lots of pictures!

    3. Really interesting tales of the CCC, although sometimes it seemed to repeat itself. Still, I thought it was fun to read and see how much the WCC program I did had in common with the CCC.

    4. 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.

    5. I love Devil's Lake and I've always been interested in the CCC so I really liked this book. It was interesting to learn more about the CCC and find out how they did the projects at the park.

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