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A collaboration of the Salisbury Association Historical Society and the Scoville Memorial Library.

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was formed in 1933 as part of President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to alleviate poverty and unemployment during the Great Depression. Twenty-one camps were established in Connecticut towns, state parks, Workers built trails, roads, campsites, and dams; stocked fish; built and maintained fire tower observer’s cabins and telephone lines; fought fires; and planted millions of trees. The CCC disbanded in 1942 as men were mobilized to fight in WW II. Podskoch reveals fascinating stories of these camps, the men who inhabited them, and the conservation and construction work they undertook.


Marty Podskoch, has written eight books,  three on fire towers including Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore, and  Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore. He also wrote two volumes of Adirondack Stories and his book, The Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport & Guide to the North Country, is rated the “Best Selling Travel Book,” in the Adirondacks. His two books on the CCC are Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps and Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps.

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