Thousands of young men embarked on the adventure of a lifetime when they joined the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Service at Wisconsin’s popular state park offered notoriety absent at most camp assignments. While most of the CCC work around the country was in remote forests and farmlands, at Devil’s Lake tourists could view CCC project activity each day, forging that labor into an essential part of the park experience. Historian Robert J. Moore interviews veterans and mines the archives to preserve this legacy so that the gasps of wonder at nature’s marvels remain mixed with respect for the men who helped bring them forth.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Robert J. Moore is a former high school American history teacher. Mr. Moore also served for eight seasons as an interpretive specialist for the U.S. Forest Service in Arizona. His duties included research preparation and set up of museum-style displays for the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests visitors’ center. His display on the CCC evolved into his first book, The Civilian Conservation Corps in Arizona’s Rim Country. His CCC work has also appeared in the Journal of Arizona History and the Wisconsin Magazine of History. Since moving to Wisconsin, Mr. Moore has continued to research CCC history with a special focus on Devil’s Lake. He has also served as a historical consultant to the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Television (Madison). He currently lives and teaches in Verona, Wisconsin.