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The Civilian Conservation Corps in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin by Robert J. Moore

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

by Robert J. Moore

304 pages
Mt. Horeb, WI and the Civilian Conservation Corps became part of an unlikely partnership that saved critical farmland, and at the same time provided desperately-needed employment to hundreds of eager young men during the Great Depression.

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Category: History:United States
About the Book
Hidden among the rolling farmland of south-central Wisconsin are the remnants of an experiment in conservation, dating back to the Great Depression of the 1930's.

Mount Horeb, WI and the Civilian Conservation Corps camp just south of town became part of an unlikely partnership that saved critical farmland, uplifted a small town, and at the same time provided desperately-needed employment to hundreds of eager young men. It is told here largely through the eyes of young CCC recruit Louis Roedell, and is a story of achievement and adaptability, hardship and cooperation.

 

Reviews
Through personal interviews and archival research, Moore has created a fresh narrative that gives the reader a window into CCC camp life, work, and contributions.
- Douglas Helms, Nat'l Historian (Ret.) Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
Moore provides a well-documented, spirited, and valuable link to the organization that gave young men an opportunity both to serve their country, and to gain valuable environmental healing skills.
- Franklin E. Court, Emeritus Professor English, Northern Illinois University
I always wondered about the CCC spillway, as it seemed to stand in lonely remembrance to the boys who built it. Who were they? Why were they here? Where did they live? Robert J. Moore brings this remarkable era to life in his well-researched book. Avery enjoyable read.
- Mel Pope, Chairperson, Pope Farm Conservancy, Middleton, WI

 

 

About the Author
Robert J. Moore began his CCC research as a historian for the Apache-Sitgreaves Nat'l Forests in AZ. Since moving to the Midwest, he has written three books about the Civilian Conservation Corps in WI. He also was a historical consultant to WI Public TV (Madison), Mt. Horeb WI Historical Society and currently Pope Farm Conservancy (Dane Co. WI)

 

 

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