A Dollar-A-Day Boys

A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) A fun, nostalgic look at the 1930's Federal Work Program that gave employment to 3.5 million men. Imagine, you're 17 years old trying to survive during the Great Depression. Life is tough in Chicago. Food is scarce, jobs are non-existent and you've turned to petty crime to eke out a living. One day you hear about a new job works program created by the federal government that pays a "dollar-a-day." You soon find yourself in the Wisconsin north-woods spending long days planting trees and building roads. Over the next year, you put on 20 pounds, develop good work habits, gain confidence and make life-long friends. The job skills you learned help you find a job when you leave camp. Your experience in the CCC turns out to be the most important event in your life. It turned you from a boy into a man. Since 1992, Bill Jamerson has researched the CCC. He produced a documentary for Michigan PBS, recorded a CD of songs, and wrote a historical novel. He presents "Dollar-A-Day Boys" all across the Midwest. Over 2.5 million men enlisted in the corps. This is a FREE event and open to the public. http://www.billjamerson.com/cccboys.php

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, geared towards adults


Time(s)

Mon. Sep. 9   6:30-8pm

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Location
Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie, WI 54751