Dollar-A-Day Boys! Friday in Boone

Posted on 03 April 2013 by KWBG

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.

Bill Jamerson on the Civilian Conservation Corps Poster.

Bill Jamerson on the Civilian Conservation Corps Poster.

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