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Surviving the Great Depression: Life at the Pertle Springs CCC Camp

Date and time: Monday, 4/14/2014
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Warrensburg Community Center
Description: A special program revealing little known facts about Pertle Springs will be provided by Lifelong Learning at the University of Central Missouri. Jeff Yelton will share the results of archeological survey and historical research on Monday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m., in the Warrensburg Community Center.

Yelton, PhD, is professor of archeology at UCM for the past 14 years. Having become interested in archeology as a boy, his main interest is historical archeology. Yelton’s research has helped uncover the fascinating story underlying the CCC Camp of the 1930s.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed legislation in 1933 creating the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The government leased 15 acres in the Pertle Springs area for the camp’s use. Eventually the camp contained nine barracks buildings, and other essential buildings, such as a hospital and dining hall. The camp was home to about 200 men who lived there and worked on soil-conservation projects
in the Warrensburg area.

Lifelong Learning at UCM provides community programs for continued learning for people of all ages. All are invited to this free program open to the public. To learn more about Lifelong Learning, please see:
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Sponsor: Professional Development
Admission: Free
Contact: Deems Brooks, Coordinator, LLL