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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 ProjectsWPA Bridge - Orienta, OK

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This small WPA bridge crosses an un-named creek - west of Orienta, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 11/21/2022

last visited: never

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The Sand Creek Bridge was constructed by the WPA in 1939 - in Fairview, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 11/19/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBalboa Park Club - San Diego, CA

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Built for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, then restored by the WPA for the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition. Today it is a public clubhouse owned by the City of San Diego. In WWI, the north wing was used as officer barracks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 11/19/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsRau Memorial Garden - St. Charles, MO

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After the site failed to hold water as a lake in the 1930's, W.P.A workers built a garden. Since that time, the garden continues to change every year with the addition of new plantings. At the present time, there are over 50 different species of tree

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/6/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsDistrict 70 School Building - Longdale, OK

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This fine school building was a 1936 WPA Project - in Longdale, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/30/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsU.S. Post Office - Neosho, Missouri

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This one-story red brick building is located at 101 East Hickory Street in Neosho, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/28/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBrazoria County Courthouse - Angleton, TX

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Erected in 1940. Architect: Lamar Q. Cato Contractor: Knutson Construction

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/25/2022

last visited: never

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WPA Projects(Former) Old Glory High School - Old Glory, TX

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The Works Progress Administration (WPA) provided funds to construct a new school building in Old Glory after the older school burned.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/25/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsKoehler Pavilion - San Antonio, TX

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Koehler Pavilion is one of only two large shelters in Brackenridge Park. Both were erected by the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/25/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCivic Center - Neosho, Missouri

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This Carthage stone, art deco building was constructed by the WPA in 1938 and is located at 109-111 West Main Street in Neosho, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/23/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSchool Gymnasium - Pittsburg, TX

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Gymnasium is now behind a locked chain link fence. I hope it is undergoing restoration.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/20/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBowie County Roadside Park - Simms, TX

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Park is located 1.5 miles east of Simms on US-67.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/19/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAthletic Field - Simms, TX

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The newspaper article refers to a gym and athletic field. Unfortunately the gym has been demolished and replaced with a modern structure.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/18/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsJames Bowie School - Simms, TX

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School is still in use, it is surrounded by a matching fence, and there is a tower out back (water?).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/18/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSchool Gymnasium - Omaha, TX

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Former Gym is now "Brown's Planthouse".

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/18/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCass County Roadside Park - Avinger, TX

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Another National Youth Administration (NYA) Project. This one is on SH-49 approx. 1.48 miles west of Avinger.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/18/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsTX-37 Roadside Park - Franklin County, TX

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Located 7.5 miles north of Winnsboro, TX

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/17/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCity Hall – Bellingham WA

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[EN] Bellingham City Hall, built in 1939 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [FR] L'hôtel de ville de Bellingham, construit en 1939, est inscrit au registre national des lieux historiques.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Washington

date approved: 10/17/2022

last visited: 10/17/2022

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WPA ProjectsGraul Amphitheater - Greenville, PA

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An outdoor amphitheater built in 1934 at Riverside Park in Greenville, PA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/10/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsKeyworth Stadium - Hamtramck, MI

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Keyworth Stadium is located in Hamtramck, Michigan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bobfrapples8

location: Michigan

date approved: 9/26/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsStreet Curbs - Goldthwaite, TX

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The four corners at the intersection of First Street and Parker Street have WPA markers in the cement.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 8/29/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHopkins County Roadside Park - Hopkins County, TX

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33.16413, -95.41634 This roadside park, constructed adjacent to U.S. Hwy 67, was part of the development of roadside parks begun in 1935 in anticipation of tourists and visitors to Texas for the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 8/23/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWPA Outhouse - Snyder, TX

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On display at the Scurry County Heritage Village.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 8/14/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWPA Outhouse - Zephyr, TX

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On display at the Zephyr Historical Community Park

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 8/14/2022

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsTexas Ranger Motel - Santa Anna, TX

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The original building was one story. They have added a second story to it. NYA marker is on the building next to the entrance.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 8/14/2022

last visited: never

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