Pella Historical Society is presenting “Dollar-a-Day Boys” by Bill Jamerson on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at Scholte Church.
Jamerson relates, through songs and stories, the history of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers in the Great Depression who earned $1 a day, much of which had to be sent home to workers’ families.
Several Pella area men worked for the CCC; some of the projects in Pella that came about due to the CCC are the shelter houses in West Market Park and the old swimming pool.
The CCC program, part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, is widely seen as having kept millions of American families from despair and destitution during the 1930s.
This presentation is part of Pella Historical’s History Series and is sponsored by Walmart. It is free and open to the public.