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Monday, August 7, 2017     6:30 pm                                  Chaplin

CT Cvilian Conservation corps coverMarty PodskochMarty Podskoch, a retired reading teacher, is the author of six other books on the Adirondacks.

While gathering stories of the forest rangers and fire tower observers, he became fascinated with other aspects of the Adirondacks such as the logging and mining industries, the individualistic men who guided sportsmen, the hotels they stayed in, the animals, railroads, etc.

Marty and his wife, Lynn, live in Colchester, CT where they are close to their family and two granddaughters, Kira and Lydia. He enjoys hiking in the nearby Salmon River Forest and is doing research on the CCC camps of the Adirondacks and Connecticut.

CT CCC describes the history and projects of the 21 camps located throughout the state of Connecticut. There are hundreds of pictures of the boys at work and at camp, sometimes laboring mightily, other times clowning around or playing on camp teams. There are excerpts from camp newspapers of cartoons, poems, doggerel, and songs that will delight the reader for this unique window into their lives.

 

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