Swede lives in Colorado now and when he attended the National Association of CCC Alumni in Rapid City, SD in October 2005 he said he is a South Dakota boy at heart and that he as glad to be home, if only for a visit.
I am an independent historian who writes about everyday people--the ones who truly did the work. Since 2002 I have been researching the CCCs. That has led to the publication of two vintage photos history books, "The Civilian Conservation Corps In and Around the Black Hills," and "Wind Cave National Park--The First 100 Years." Both were published by Arcadia. Each volume contains more than 220 photos that I gathered primarily from private collections.
Autographed copies are available from me by using the order form provided on this blog.
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