Ronald C. Brown was raised in Milford, Indiana, and graduated from Wabash College and the University of Illinois at Urbana. He is a Professor of history and Dean of University College at Texas State University - San Marcos.
He became interested in the CCC while an undergraduate in the 1960s, and credits his friends Duane and Gay Smith with kindling his infatuation with Mesa Verde. He, wife Judy and son Brian spent two memorable summers working on CCC research at the MVNP Research Center and Library in the early 1990s.
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