Civilian Conservation Corps in Iowa

As a part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, “Build a Better World”, we will have Iowa historian and author Linda Betsinger McCann give a presentation about the Civilian Conservation Corps and its impact in building infrastructure in Iowa. The presentation will take place in the library’s meeting rooms on Sunday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m.

The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal program that operated from 1933-1942. It operated in all states, and centered around an effort to put young men to work in order to assist their families. Most people know of how the CCC impacted the State of Iowa through our state parks, as many of the parks have dams that were built by the CCC, but there were more projects completed by the CCC that you might not know about.

Linda McCann is the author of The Civilian Conservation Corps in Northeast Iowa, which was published by the Iowan Books in 2016. In addition to the book about the CCC, McCann is the author of the Iowan books’ Lost County series in which she explores the towns, institutions, and other history that may have been forgotten in counties across Iowa, as well as other books about Iowa history.

Books will be for sale after the presentation.

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Date(s) - Sunday, July 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Marshalltown Public Library

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