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Lively performance teaches Marenisco audience about CCC

MARENISCO - In a peppy Tuesday evening program in Marenisco, Bill Jamerson of Ironwood used both story and song to help local residents understand more about the Civilian Conservation Corps, which operated nearly a century ago in this region.

Jamerson, who was entertaining at the Marenisco pavilion, said the CCC was Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "signature" program, as part of "the New Deal," and it ran from 1933 to 1942 during the Great Depression and the early years of World War II.

Unemployed men in their late teens and twenties were eligible to serve in the program, which was known to rel...