BOONE, Iowa—Bill Jamerson is a Michigan based author that will be in Boone Friday to give a program in music and story telling about the Civilian Conservation Corps. Jamerson will be appearing at the lower level of the Boone County Historical Friday afternoon at 2:00. Pamela Schwartz, Executive Director for the Historical Society says Civilian Conservation Corps was federal works program that had a nine year run and a big impact on thousands of young men that served in Iowa camps. Those young men earned a dollar a day with $25 sent home each month. Jamerson has written a novel and recorded a CD of songs on the CCC. He has also produced a PBS film, “Camp Forgotten” which aired on Iowa Public Television. The program is free.
Jamerson’s appearance is a collaboration of the Boone County Historical Society, the Boone County Landfill/Keep Boone County Beautiful, Boone Soil and Water Conservation ant the Ericson Public Library.