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Lost Cedar County author at the Mechanicsville Public Library to discuss her new book!
Linda McCann will be back at the Mechanicsville Public Library to discuss her newest book..."Civilian Conservation Corps of Northeastern Iowa". The CCC was a federal program during the 1930s, set up to assist young men with supporting their families and also to renew our natural resources. Most people know about the State Park work, but in Iowa, 75% of the projects were soil erosion. Monticello and Maquoketa had a CCC camp for soil erosion, and there are still dams in places that were built by the CCC. Many people have visited Backbone or Palisades, which were built by the CCC. Linda has spoke with 15 men who were in the CCC and shares many of their stories. She continues to search for more men to speak with. She may be contacted at losttownsofiowa@gmail.com She will have copies of her book available for purchase.
Located in Archive / 2017 / August