Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.




General Meeting – September 13, 2017
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible.
Guests are always welcome.
PROGRAM
"CIVILIAN CONSERVATIONS CORPS IN COLORADO:
THE WORK THEY DID and a PRIMER ON USING THEIR RECORDS FOR FAMILY HISTORY"
Presented by Bob Audretsch
 
This will include dozens of photographs from that era never shown publicly before that I obtained from archives as far away as Washington, D.C. There will be a table of CCC artifacts that people are welcome to look over and handle.
 
Robert W. “Bob” Audretsch retired as a National Park Service ranger at Grand Canyon in 2009 after nearly 20 years of service. Since then, he has devoted himself full time to research and writing about the Civilian Conservations Corps (CCC). Bob grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and attended Wayne State University where he received a BA in history and a MS in library science.
Prior to his work as a ranger, he was a librarian in Michigan, Ohio, and Colorado. He has written numerous articles in the fields of library science, sports, and history.




TRIPS and TOURS
WEDNESDAY
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Mt. MORRISON
COLORADO CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS CAMP
 
(Car Pools will leave from
Applewood Valley United Methodist Church - 9:15 a.m.)
 
The camp, located in Morrison, was open from 1935 through 1941-1942. One of the Projects assigned to this Camp was the construction of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre.  14 of the orginial 15 Buildings still exist at the site, making it one of the most intact Camps in existence.  It offers visitors a genuine glimpse of what life was like for the individuals who lived and worked there. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark. The Recreation Hall houses a small Museum.  We will be guided by one of the Park Rangers through the Museum and surrounding Buildings, and will learn about the history of this important Camp.  Please plan on coming!  Suggestion donation $5.00.


 


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