Bellingham library talk looks at history of Civilian Conservation Corps

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDNovember 3, 2013 

BELLINGHAM - Bellingham writer and historian Janet Oakley will discuss "Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington State, 1933-1941," at noon Thursday, Nov. 7, at Bellingham Public Library's lecture room, 210 Central Ave.

Oakley will discuss how President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the corps to provide jobs for millions of out-of-work men. In doing so, he also gave the country new trees, beautiful parks and recreation areas. Oakley will focus on the corps' camps in Washington and their impact on the state's natural resources.

Her free talk is sponsored by Humanities Washington and by Friends of the Bellingham Public Library.

Reach Dean Kahn at 360-715-2291 or dean.kahn@bellinghamherald.com.

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