Stories from the Civilian Conservation Corps

CCC in Minnesota
A Civilian Conservation Corps team at a CCC camp in Lewiston, Minn. in 1933. William Rudolph, father of MPR employee PattiRai Rudolph, is standing at the far left.
Photo courtesy of PattiRai Rudolph

During the Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps helped propel the conservation of Minnesota's natural resources, and it gave jobs to more than 77,000 Minnesotans.

Author Barbara Sommer captures the stories of these workers in her new book, "Hard Work and a Good Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota."

She joins Midday to discuss her book as part of our coverage of Minnesota's sesquicentennial.

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