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TRAIL WORKERS: THE CCC IN ACADIA AND AMERICA

Posted July 07, 2012, at 5:19 p.m.

Jack Russell, a native of MDI will be doing a presentation at the Jesup Memorial Library on Sunday, July 15th @ 4:00 p.m. linking the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps to Judy Taylor’s painting, Trail Workers. Jack will offer historical perspectives on Judy’s painting through his discussion of the Civilian Conservation Corps who came to MDI and Acadia from 1933 to 1942. In the painting, the CCC workers build a trail. Where did this trail lead? What legacy did their work here leave? What enduring impact did the work and lives of the three million CCCers who enrolled nationwide have on the American land and landscape? These questions and many more will be answered as Jack brings to life the story of these three young man and other CCC workers across America. Join Jack Russell and the Jesup for this inspiring talk!! For additional information contact the library at 207-288-4245 or check the library website at www.jesup.lib.me.us.

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