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Author Rippelmeyer, Kay, 1953-

Title The Civilian Conservation Corps in southern Illinois, 1933-1942 / Kay Rippelmeyer.

Imprint Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Camp Map and Roster -- Part One. Background, Beginnings, and the Impact of the CCC -- The Old Forest and the Timber Industry in Southern Illinois -- The Great Depression in Southern Illinois and the Establishment of the Shawnee National Forest -- The Establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps -- CCC Work Projects in Southern Illinois -- Life in the CCC Camps -- The Last Years and Legacies of the CCC -- Part Two. The Southern Illinois CCC Camp Compendium -- The Forest Service Camps: Camp Cadiz, DF-9, F-9; Camp Delta, F-3; Camp Eddyville, F-4; Camp Glenn, F-1; Camp Herod, DF-7, F-7; Camp Hicks, F-5; Camp Hutchins, F-8; Camp Kedron, F-6; Camp Pomona, F-2; Camp Shawneetown, F-11, PE-64, SCS-17; Camp Simpson, F-12; Camp Union, S-51, F-10 -- The Private Erosion and Soil Conservation Service Camps: CCC Camp Benton, SCS-22; CCC Camp Dixon Springs, SCS-1; Camp Grayville, SCS-6; CCC Camp Marion, PE-72, SCS-27; Camp Metropolis, DPE-68; CCC Camp Mill Creek, PE-71, SCS-21; Camp Mounds, DPE-69, SCS-29; Camp Murphysboro "Riverside," PE-66, SCS-20; Camp Norris City, SCS-24; Camp Pinckneyville, PE-66; Camp Randolph, PE-53; Camp Saline (Eldorado), PE-52; Camp Sparta, SCS-34; Camp Waterloo, PE-73, SCS-23; note: the histories of the State Park Camps Giant City, SP-11 and Stonefort, SP-41 are detailed in a separate work by this author, Giant City State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps -- Appendixes.
Summary "Drawing on more than thirty years of meticulous research, Kay Rippelmeyer details the Depression-era history of the simultaneous creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. Through the stories of the men who worked in CCC camps devoted to soil and forest conservation projects, she offers a fascinating look into an era of utmost significance to the identity, citizens, wildlife, and natural landscape of the region. Rippelmeyer outlines the geologic and geographic history of southern Illinois, from Native American uses of the land to the timber industry's decimation of the forest by the 1920s. Detailing both the economic hardships and agricultural land abuse plaguing the region during the Depression, she reveals how the creation of the CCC under Franklin Delano Roosevelt coincided with the regional campaign for a national forest and how locals first became aware of and involved with the program. Rippelmeyer mined CCC camp records from the National Archives, newspaper accounts and other correspondence and conducted dozens of oral interviews with workers and their families to re-create life in the camps. An extensive camp compendium augments the volume, featuring numerous photographs, camp locations and dates of operation, work history, and company rosters. Satisfying public curiosity and the need for factual information about the camps in southern Illinois, this is an essential contribution to regional history and a window to the national impact of the CCC"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) -- Biography.
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) -- History.
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Illinois -- Geography.
Illinois -- Environmental conditions.
Illinois -- History, Local.
Shawnee National Forest (Ill.) -- History -- 20th century.
Labor camps -- Illinois -- History -- 20th century.
Interviews -- Illinois.
Forest conservation -- Illinois -- History -- 20th century.
Soil conservation -- Illinois -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Local history.
Other Form: Print version: Rippelmeyer, Kay, 1953- Civilian Conservation Corps in southern Illinois, 1933-1942. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2015 (DLC) 2014020518
ISBN 9780809333660 (electronic bk.)
080933366X (electronic bk.)
9780809333653 (cloth ; alkaline paper)
0809333651 (cloth ; alkaline paper)