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On May 6, 1935, Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to employ the millions of Americans left unemployed by economic depression. This category is to waymark the projects created by the people employed by the WPA agency.
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WPA ProjectsBrown's Prairie School -- Washington Co. TX

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A small rural schoolhouse was built in 1939 by the WPA for students in the rural community of Brown's Prairie, replacing a 1911 wooden one-room schoolhouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/24/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsGarfield School - Sand Springs, OK

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The original Garfield School is in excellent condition and, along with its later additions, is still in use.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/15/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsOzark County Courthouse - Gainesville, Mo.

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This two story stone building is located at 1 Court Square in Gainesville, Mo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSan Gabriel Park Bridge - Georgetown, TX

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Under the direction of R. E. Ward, the city improved the park in the 1930s and 1940s. A river wall, low water crossing, large building and rest rooms were erected with funding and labor from the Federal Works Progress Administration.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/9/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBaxter County Courthouse - Mountain Home, Ar.

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This three-story brown brick building is located at 1 East 7th Street in Mountain Home, Ar.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Arkansas

date approved: 4/9/2017

last visited: 4/6/2014

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WPA ProjectsLincoln County Courthouse - Libby, MT

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The story of the Lincoln County Courthouse is actually two tales, taking place 42 years apart.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 3/12/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsGarland High School -- Garland TX

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The "new" addition to Garland High School (original building built 1919) was built with labor and financial assistance from the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 3/9/2017

last visited: 2/25/2017

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WPA Projects"Local Industries" WPA Mural - Springdale AR

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"This mural “Local Industries” by Natalie Henry was completed with support from the Treasury Section of Fine Arts in 1940. It was originally in the Springdale Post Office, but it is now on display at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History."

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

location: Arkansas

date approved: 3/9/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsTrinity River Bridge – Riverside,TX

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The bridge was a joint effort of the Federal Works Agency, Public Road Administration, the Texas Highway Department, and Walker and Trinity Counties.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 3/9/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office Mural – Trinity TX

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New Deal artwork: “Lumber Manufacturing,” a mural by Jerry Bywaters. The work was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts and was completed in 1942.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 3/9/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office – Trinity TX

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The historic post office in Trinity, Texas was constructed in 1940-1 with federal Treasury Department funds.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 3/9/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - Breckenridge, TX

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The post office was constructed in 1934. The style is reminiscent of the Spanish Colonial style found throughout Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 3/1/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - Ranger, TX

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Constructed by the Treasury Department in 1937, still in use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 3/1/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMineola Historical Museum (Old Post Office) – Mineola, TX

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The historic Mineola Historical Museum in Mineola, Texas was constructed as the community’s post office during the Great Depression. The building was constructed in 1938 with federal Treasury Department funds.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 3/1/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLavon School - Lavon, TX

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The old Lavon School, now used as Lavon City Hall, was built by the WPA between 1939 and 1940, and is located at 120 School Road, Lavon, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/23/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHollow Run Trail Bridge A - Pittsburgh, PA

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One of several WPA Bridges along Hollow Run Trail

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/17/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCity Hall (former) - Mineola, TX

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City Hall from 1940 to 1986. Now a residence so be respectful when visiting.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/17/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office Mural – Liberty, TX

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The mural “Story of the Big Fish,” completed with New Deal funds in 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/23/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHunter Gymnasium -- Marfa TX

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The Hunter Gymnasium at Marfa High School was built as a WPA project

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/23/2017

last visited: 12/22/2016

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WPA ProjectsBrazoria Bridge - Brazoria, TX

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Once called "The Bridge to Nowhere", now this bridge might be called "The Bridge You Can't Go There."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 1/12/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsUS Post Office - Bolivar, TN

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Looks like a hundred others built in the 1940's

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 1/10/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsUS Post Office - Pampa Main - Pampa, TX

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The 7th and present building was erected 1933-34 by the WPA. Limestone carvings depict the agrarian-petroleum based economy: plow, wheat, oil. Of Spanish colonial design, the interior ceiling has vigas with Indian designs in gold leaf.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 1/5/2017

last visited: 11/4/2014

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WPA ProjectsOld Somervell County Jail -- Glen Rose TX

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The WPA-built old Somervell County Jail, now part of the Glen Rose Historic District

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/3/2017

last visited: 2/5/2017

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WPA ProjectsRoswell City Hall - Roswell, NM

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Roswell City Hall is a WPA project.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: New Mexico

date approved: 12/27/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsGlen Rose Dinosaur Tracks Display -- Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas, Austin TX

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The Texas shell limestone Texas fossil display at the Texas Memorial Museum on board the University of Texas was built by the WPA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/13/2016

last visited: 11/27/2016

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