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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 ProjectsPublic School Building - Harper TX

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A plaque on the school indicates that the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed the original limestone school building in Harper, Texas between 1938 and 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/14/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsView of Alpine - Alpine, TX

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Located inside the former WPA Post Office in Alpine which is now Brewster County Office. Open Mon-Fri 8-5.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/14/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office (former) - Alpine TX

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One story red brick building erected as a post office in 1937. Served in that capacity until 2000. Since 2002 is home to several Brewster County offices.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/14/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLawrence Hall, Sul Ross State University - Alpine TX

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In 1996, Lawrence Hall was converted for use as an academic facility, housing the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/14/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMuseum of the Big Bend – Alpine, TX

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Museum was dedicated on May 1, 1937.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/14/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsRobber's Cave State Park Dams - Wilburton, OK

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The WPA was brought into a large park project of the CCC in the late 1930's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSixth Street Bridge – San Angelo, TX

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The Sixth Street Bridge is a concrete beam bridge that currently carries the east bound frontage road of US Highway 67 over the North Concho River in San Angelo, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsRoadside Park SH-118 – Fort Davis, TX

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Picnic table and steps on the left as you head out of Fort Davis toward Fort Davis State Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBowers School - Vic. Wilburton, OK

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Bowers School is a two-room school building constructed by the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/5/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsEOSC Athletic Field and Stadium - Wilburton, OK

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The athletic stadium and field at Eastern Oklahoma State College was a WPA Project in 1937-1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/5/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLatimer County Courthouse - Wilburton, OK

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The Latimer County Courthouse was a project of the WPA in 1938-1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/5/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office (former) – Lufkin TX

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onstructed in 1935 with federal Treasury Department funds. In 1988 it was remodeled for use as a federal courthouse. It has been named "Ward R. Burke United States Courthouse". It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/29/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAlice Savage Elementary - Red Oak, OK

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This is a beautiful example of WPA construction in this small town of 500.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/27/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsRoger Williams Park Sidewalks - Providence, RI

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Roger Williams Park had sidewalks laid throughout the city park - this marker testifies to the work done here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 9/27/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMunicipal Gymnasium (Former) - Goodlett, TX

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Now used by the Pease River Cowboy Church, "The Goodlett Gym" is a former municipal gymnasium that was constructed by the WPA between 1935 and 1937. It is located at 4265 US 287, Goodlett, TX, and is hard to miss.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/27/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsOklahoma Land Rush Mural - Drumright, OK

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This WPA-sponsored mural is located int he lobby of the Drumright Post Office.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/22/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSchool Gymnasium (demolished) – Jourdanton TX

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The gym’s cornerstone and WPA plaque have been preserved in a brick enclosure on the school grounds.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/22/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMcCarty School - Vic. Elmore City, OK

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The McCarty School was built to educate children in the rural area northeast of Elmore City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/22/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFort Peck Project- Fort Peck, Montana

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According to the sign, the Fort Peck Project was "the single largest employer of the New Deal"

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: Montana

date approved: 9/22/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsKatie School - Katie, OK

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Katie School is located southeast of Elmore City, in a town of about 350 residents.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/22/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSatterwhite School - Garvin County, OK

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Satterwhite School was a rural school for the area south of Elmore City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/22/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsVocational Education Building- Elmore City, OK

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This WPA-constructed vo-ed building is located on the north side of the Elmore City High School campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/22/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSchool Gymnasium - Elmore City, OK

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This gymnasium is a rare example of a red brick gym.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/22/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsEvant High School Gymnasium/Auditorium – Evant TX

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Large building along HWY-281 in Coryell County town of Evant.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/16/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsReno Avenue Culvert - Harrah, OK

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This culvert is located on Reno Avenue, between Dobbs Road and Harrah Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/16/2018

last visited: never

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