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- Description<em>As Rugged as the Terrain</em> explores some intriguing history of Idaho's wild and scenic Lochsa River. In 1893 this site, at turbulent Canyon Creek, was a footte in the saga of the ill-fated Carlin hunting party. Next, in 1933, it housed nearly two hundred tent-dwelling Civilian Conservation Corps recruits, most of whom were city slickers from New York State whose antics provide a colourful tableau of young men on their own and far from home.<br><br>In 1935 the site became Federal Prison Camp No. 11, a road-building facility for convicts mostly from the Leavenworth, Kansas, penitentiary. Although the authorities stressed rehabilitation rather than punishment, the camp's unsecured status (it had fence) did allow several thrilling escapes.<br><br>After the prison camp closed in May 1943, Japanese detainees at the Kooskia Internment Camp continued road construction for two more years. Several chapters in <em>As Rugged as the Terrain</em> document the Japanese internees' story as compared with the experiences of Italian and German internees in the vicinity. This volume features 110 illustrations, tes, appendices, a bibliography and an index.
- Author Biography<strong>Priscilla Wegars</strong>, PhD, is an independent historian and historical archaeologist. She is also the author of <em>Imprisoned in Paradise: Japanese Internee Road Workers at the World War II Kooskia Internment Camp</em> (Caxton, 2010). She is the founder and volunteer curator of the University of Idaho's Asian American Comparative Collection.
- Author(s)Priscilla Wegars
- PublisherCaxton Press
- Date of Publication30/05/2013
- SubjectTravel Writing
- Place of PublicationIdaho
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCaxton Press
- Content NotePhotographs, maps, illustrations, index
- Weight676 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Foreword byDick Hendricks
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