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  • Historical Society Program on CCC and Visit to Camp White

    On July 19, 2008 the Barkhamsted Historical Society hosted a program on the Civilian Conservation Corp in Connecticut, and toured a CCC camp that was located in Barkhmasted.  Marty Podskoch was the featured speaker.  Marty is currently gathering information on the CCC program in Connecticut and gave a slide show and talk at the Barkhamsted Senior Center.  About 30 people attended the program, which covered CCC life and the many CCC camps located in Connecticut.  After Marty's program, we toured Camp White, located about a mile up the road from the Senior Center, in American Legion State Forest.  There are still remnants of the buildings and parade grounds that can be seen at Camp White, which was opened in late 1933 and closed in early 1942.

    Photo above- Marty Podskoch discusses the Civilian Conservation Corp in Connecticut on July 19, 2008 at the Barkhamsted Senior Center.  Marty is currently researching the topic and plans to publish a book on the CCC.  After the program the group toured Camp White, a CCC camp that was located in Barkhamsted and was active from 1933 to 1942.


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