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Books: "Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps"

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Created by President Roosevelt during the Depression, millions of young men provided manual labor for environmental, conservation and natural resources projects across the country. Todd Moe talks with Marty Podskoch, author of Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps, a book about the CCC camps that were set up in the Adirondack-North Country region.

Podskoch interviewed dozens of former CCC workers and their families about the men who helped plant trees, build roads and fire forest fires from 1933 to 1942. He says there were 60 CCC camps in New York State, and much of the conservation work by the young men is still enjoyed today.  Go to full article

Adirondack history in words and sketches

Writer Marty Podskoch has assembled a new book of stories and illustrations from the Adirondacks. Adirondack Stories--Historical Sketches is a collaboration with illustrator Sam Glanzman, and profiles 150 famous Adirondack guides, writers, hotels, boats, sports and events. Todd Moe spoke with Podskoch about the format that includes text and comic book style images.  Go to full article

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