The Civilian Conservation Corps in Wisconsin: Nature's Army at Work

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Wisconsin: Nature's  Army at Work
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Wisconsin: Nature's Army at Work
Author: Jerry Apps
224 pages. 42 b&w photos. 6x9.
ISBN: 978-0-87020-904-8
Publication Date: March, 2019
Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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By Jerry Apps

In his latest book, acclaimed environmental writer Jerry Apps presents the first comprehensive history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and its work in Wisconsin. Between 1933 and 1942, the CCC, a popular New Deal relief program, was at work across America. During the Great Depression, young men lived in rustic CCC camps planting trees, cutting trails, and reversing the effects of soil erosion.

Apps guides readers around the CCC's work in the Badger State, from the Northwoods to the Driftless Area, creating a map of where and how more than 125 CCC camps left indelible marks on the landscape.

Captured in rich are the voices of the CCC boys who, by preserving Wisconsin's natural beauty, not only discovered purpose in their labor but founded an enduring legacy of environmental stewardship.

Author Bio: Award-winning Wisconsin author Jerry Apps has written more than 40 nonfiction and fiction books, including 20 (and counting) published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Born and raised on a central Wisconsin farm, Jerry is a former county extension agent and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Madison, where he taught for thirty years. Today he works as a rural historian, creative writing instructor, and full-time writer. He has created five documentaries with Wisconsin Public Television, has won several awards for his writing, and won a regional Emmy Award for the TV documentary A Farm Winter. He and his wife, Ruth, divide their time between their home in Madison and their farm, Roshara, in Waushara County.

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