GO! Sense of Place lecture series
Gorge Owned (GO!) kicks off of its fourth-annual Sense of Place lecture series with archaeologist Rick McClure. McClure will discuss the role of the 1933 Civilian Conservation Corps in shaping the landscape and architecture of public lands in the Gorge.
President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation put more than a million and a half people to work through the CCC during the Great Depression. McClure’s presentation will draw upon his oral history interviews with CCC enrollees, archival research and archaeological investigations of CCC camps in Washington and Oregon.
McClure and his wife, Cheryl Mack, live in Trout Lake, Wash., and authored the book, “For the Greatest Good: Early History of Gifford Pinchot National Forest.”
Cost is $5 suggested donation (free for GO! members).