Thursday, March 17, 2011

History of Wisconsin State Parks Program

Make sure you visit the library Thursday night on March 24 @ 7PM; the Friends of the Library will be sponsoring a program about how our state park land was acquired during the national conservation movement in the mid to late 1800s. Author Mary Schueller is from Richfield, Wisconsin and has published two books “Rustic Reflections of Copper Falls State Park” and “Soldiers of Poverty” which tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps. This program feature images that will illustrate the rustic architecture in the Wisconsin parks developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. (Did you know the CCC had a camp between Ironton and LaValle during the 1930’s? The “History of Ironton” book by Delbert Winn has a short history of the camp, including many pictures of it.)

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