October 4, 2011
Civil Corps reunion - Francis Leonard of Keeseville (formerly of Tupper Lake) recently attended a reunion of the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Franklin County Historical Society in Malone. The event was hosted by Marty Podskoch, author of the recently published "Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Legacy & Memories of the CCC." Francis, now 95 years old, was the only "CCC boy" who attended the recent reunion. Others in attendance had family members or other connections to the CCC. Francis was interviewed by Marty in 2007 and his story of days at CCC camp Cross Clearings near the "Y" in Tupper Lake is featured in the Tupper Lake chapter of the book.