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Lively performance teaches Marenisco audience about CCC


June 22, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

ENTERTAINING AN appreciative crowd on Tuesday evening at the Marenisco Township pavilion in Marenisco is William Jamerson of Ironwood, who interspersed stories about the Civilian Conservation Corps' work in this region with related, light-hearted songs. The Marenisco Historical Society sponsored the event.

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...

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