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Tales from the Tread: Presentation to focus on ‘Dollar-a-Day Boys’

Steamboat's Buddy Werner will be the subject of a featured Legacy Lecture April 9 as part of Skiing History Week.

If you go

What: “Dollar-A-Day Boys,” with author and speaker Bill Jamerson

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14

Where: Bud Werner Memorial Library

Cost: Free

"Imagine, you're 17 years old trying to survive during the Great Depression. Life is tough in Chicago. Food is scarce, jobs are non-existent and you've turned to petty crime to eke out a living."

"One day. you hear about a new job works program created by the federal government that pays a "dollar-a-day." … Over the next year, you put on 20 pounds, develop good work habits, gain confidence and make life-long friends. The job skills you learned help you find a job when you leave camp. Your experience in the CCC turns out to be the most important event in your life. It turned you from a boy into a man."

— Bill Jamerson

The Tread of Pioneers Museum and Bud Werner Library invite you to "Dollar-A-Day Boys" at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. Michigan-based author, Bill Jamerson presents a multi-media storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's federal works program created during the unmerciful hold of the Great Depression.