CCC Camps talk planned

WARRENSBURG Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camps in the Adirondacks is the subject of a PowerPoint talk by author and historian Marty Podskoch. The talk will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., at the Warrensburg Masonic Hall, 3893 Main Street, Warrensburg. Refreshments will be served. The Civilian Conservation Corps was created in 1933 under President Roosevelts New Deal to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. The US Army supervised the camps which had 200 men each. Camps were set up in Adirondack towns. Workers built trails, roads, campsites, and dams, stocked fish, built and maintained fire tower observers cabins and telephone lines, fought fires, and planted millions of trees. Pack Forest was the site of Warrensburgs camp. Podskoch will tell stories and show pictures he has gathered and is especially interested in hearing stories from people who were involved in the camps. The Warrensburgh Historical Society is itself seeking information and photos from the Warrensburg camp, which ran from May 1934 to January 1936. Marty Podskoch is the author of several books, including Adirondack Fire Towers, Their History and and Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore. All of his books will be available for purchase after the presentation.

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