Prosser Public Library and the Wintonbury Historical Society will host an author and historian Marty Podskoch, who will give a Power Point presentation on his new book Connecticut Civilian Conservation Camps: History, Memories and Legacy. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began on March 31, 1933 under President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. Twenty-one camps were set up in many Connecticut towns, state parks & forests. Workers built trails, roads, campsites, & dams, stocked fish, built & maintained fire tower observer’s cabins & telephone lines, fought fires, & planted millions of trees. The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men in WW II.
Marty Podskoch is a retired teacher and the author of seven other books: Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories and Legacy of the CCC; Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore, Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Southern Districts; Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Northern Districts, Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketches and 101 more Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketches and The Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport and Guide to the North Country. He also writes a weekly column called “Adirondack Stories,” in five Adirondack newspapers.
Presently, Marty Podskoch is conducting research on the Civilian Conservation Camps in Rhode Island. He is keenly interested in meeting individuals who may have CCC stories to contribute to his next book. He and his wife now live in East Hampton, CT.
Marty Podskoch will have all of his books available after the presentation for sale and signing.