Immigrating from Hungary to Langlade County at the turn of the 20th century, the Drab family’s journey was just one of thousands that have shaped Wisconsin history.
Memories of European immigration, the Depression, and the New Deal’s Civilian Conservation Corps are woven into the fabric of this commemorative sham.
Young Edward Drab of Langlade County, Wisconsin, helps us remember what everyday life was like for a recruit in the New Deal’s Civilian Conservation Corps.
During the Great Depression, hundreds of thousands of young men found gainful employment by enrolling in the New Deal’s Civilian Conservation Corps.
While communities across the US struggled to cope with the sharp economic downturn of the 1930s, Langlade County found itself in an enviable position at the onset of the Great Depression.