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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 ProjectsGymnasium and Community Hall - Cowley, WY

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A 1936 Works Progress Administration project, this large log structure, once a school gymnasium and community hall, is today a gymnasium and community hall, no longer directly associated with a school.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Wyoming

date approved: 10/16/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsArmory - Holdenville, OK

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The Armory is located on Highway 270 east of the town of Holdenville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFootball Field and Stadium - Holdenville, OK

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Located on the north side of Holdenville, the winning football team has an historic venue for its games.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsStroup Park Bathhouse/Pool - Holdenville, OK

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In 1936, Holdenville was the recipient of a very nice pool and bathhouse facility, still in use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsOakwood Cemetery - Wewoka, OK

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The WPA built the wall around Oakwood Cemetery, and a lovely rock building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHigh School Addition - Wewoka, OK

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This is an extraordinarily beautiful WPA addition to an existing school. Impossible to tell where the two met.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSeminole County Fairgrounds - Wewoka, OK

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The Seminole County Fairgrounds has five WPA buildings, and a stadium, constructed from 1936 to 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsT.B. Mutt Miller Park - Wewoka, OK

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Constructed by the WPA, this park is packed full of the signature rock construction of this Era.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHistorical Background of Wewoka - Wewoka, OK

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This mural is one of 32 which grace post offices in Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - Wewoka, OK

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The Wewoka Post Office is one of many Depression-era facilities built with Treasury Department funding.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPowell Post Office - Powell, WY

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A WPA project completed in 1937, the Powell post office continues in service as it was initially intended.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Wyoming

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsUS Post Office Mural - Powell, WY

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A WPA project completed in 1937, the Powell post office continues in service as it was initially intended.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Wyoming

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCommunity Building - Seminole, OK

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This is a most unusual and unique WPA construction, and very pleasing to the eye.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsEarlsboro High School - Earlsboro, OK

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Earlsboro High School is a modern-looking Art Deco styled school we would not have recognized as WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBoy Scout Park - Shawnee, OK

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Boy Scout Park was a WPA project in 1936.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - Holdenville, OK

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This post office was constructed in 1935 with funding from the Treasury Department.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/12/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMichael J. Hunter Pool - McAlester, OK

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This is a wading pool constructed by the WPA in 1938.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/10/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCity Hall - Krebs, OK

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This is a beautiful example of WPA Art Deco style construction, still in use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/10/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsL'ouverture Gymnasium/Auditorium - McAlester, OK

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Built by the CWA, this gymnasium/auditorium brought recreation and entertainment to the black community of McAlester.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/10/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBuffalo Valley School & Gymnasium- Talihina, OK

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Buffalo Valley High School was a late construction for the WPA - 1942

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/9/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCoyle School Gymasium Addition - Coyle, OK

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Coyle is a town of approximately 350 residents in Logan, County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/9/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLangston School - Langston, OK

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Langston is one of ten all-black towns established after the Civil War, still in existence today. It is the home of Langston University.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/9/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMeridian School - Meridian, OK

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This ghost school stands in the ghost town of Meridian, a reminder of better days.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/9/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWarren School - Warren, TX

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Italian Renaissance Revival Style former school building built with WPA funds.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/9/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsTyler County Courthouse Improvements – Woodville, TX

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Built in 1891 in an eclectic Victorian-era fashion, incorporating elements of the Second Empire, Gothic and Mediterranean styles. Remodeled in 1935-1937 with WPA help, resulted in the removal of its finer elements and the addition of a rear section.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/9/2017

last visited: never

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