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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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Image for Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery - Burnet, TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsInks Dam National Fish Hatchery - Burnet, TX

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Work was done bhy the National Youth Administration (NYA) 1938-1941

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/26/2020

last visited: never

Image for State Highway 29 Bridge at the Colorado River – Burnet TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsState Highway 29 Bridge at the Colorado River – Burnet TX

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The construction of the Colorado River bridge was part of a larger THD undertaking to reroute SH 29 around Buchanan Dam, which was under construction beginning in 1931. The original roadway and the bridge across the Colorado at Bluffton were inundated by Lake Buchanan after completion of the dam in 1937.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/15/2019

last visited: never

Image for Buchanan Dam - Burnet, TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsBuchanan Dam - Burnet, TX

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Located on the Colorado River, it is 143 ft from bed to parapet. It develops a reservoir of 23,500 acres.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/15/2019

last visited: never

Image for Fairland School (Former) - Marble Falls, TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsFairland School (Former) - Marble Falls, TX

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Rubble rock construction building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/29/2020

last visited: never

Image for Burnet Co. Courthouse -- Burnet TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsBurnet Co. Courthouse -- Burnet TX

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The Burnet Co. courthouse was built in 1937 with a grant from the Works Progress Administration. This courthouse was placed on the national Register in 2000.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 5/10/2013

last visited: 12/6/2015

Image for Roy B. Inks Bridge - Llano, TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsRoy B. Inks Bridge - Llano, TX

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The mammoth concrete pier structures of the State Highway 71 bridge are just downstream from the dam and support four Parker through-truss steel spans high above the Llano River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 3/11/2018

last visited: never

Image for (Former) Llano County Public Library - Llano, TXview gallery

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WPA Projects(Former) Llano County Public Library - Llano, TX

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The building is currently used as the Llano County Clerk’s office.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 3/11/2018

last visited: never

Image for (Former) Fire Station - Llano, TXview gallery

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WPA Projects(Former) Fire Station - Llano, TX

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This building was a National Youth Administration project in 1941. It is currently the Llano City Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/18/2018

last visited: never

Image for Roadside Park - Williamson County, TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsRoadside Park - Williamson County, TX

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Uncared for and overgrown area along what is now TX-29

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/24/2020

last visited: never

Image for Sulphur Creek Bridge – Lampasas TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsSulphur Creek Bridge – Lampasas TX

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The Sulphur Creek Bridge is a three span steel stringer bridge that carries U.S. Highway 281 over Sulphur Creek in Lampasas, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 7/8/2016

last visited: never

Image for Lampasas City Hall Mural – Lampasas TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsLampasas City Hall Mural – Lampasas TX

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It was originally located in the Lampasas post office, but was moved to city hall when the post office moved to a new location.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/9/2015

last visited: never

Image for Post Office (former) – Lampasas TXview gallery

NENE42.8 km

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WPA ProjectsPost Office (former) – Lampasas TX

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Former post office is now a private residence.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/4/2015

last visited: never

Image for Kuykendall Cemetery – Cherokee TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsKuykendall Cemetery – Cherokee TX

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National Youth Administration project to improve the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/18/2018

last visited: never

Image for US 190 Bridge at the Colorado River -- Lometa, TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsUS 190 Bridge at the Colorado River -- Lometa, TX

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A 1940 cantilevered Warren through truss bridge carried US 190 over the Colorado River between San Saba and Lampasas counties in TX. This bridge was built by the Federal Works Agency, and is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/17/2018

last visited: 7/24/2015

Image for Ave E School and Gymnasium - Copperas Cove, TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsAve E School and Gymnasium - Copperas Cove, TX

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White Rock gymnasium has marker, school has place where marker used to be.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 3/23/2018

last visited: never

Image for Stephenson High School - Dripping Springs, TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsStephenson High School - Dripping Springs, TX

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By the 1930s, Dripping Springs Academy was too small to accommodate students in the town and surrounding area. Under the Works Progress Administration (WPA), local laborers built a new building to be opened for the September 1939 school term.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/10/2018

last visited: never

Image for Fredericksburg Public School Improvements – Fredericksburg TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsFredericksburg Public School Improvements – Fredericksburg TX

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Fredericksburg received a WPA grant in 1938 to improve the campus and athletic field at the Fredericksburg Public School (now Fredericksburg Middle School).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/20/2016

last visited: 9/12/2018

Image for Vereins-Kirche – Fredericksburg TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsVereins-Kirche – Fredericksburg TX

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The new Vereins-Kirche would be used as the public library until 1955. Today it houses a small gift shop and historical museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: 12/31/2019

Image for Gillespie County Courthouse – Fredericksburg, TXview gallery

SWSW68.4 km

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WPA ProjectsGillespie County Courthouse – Fredericksburg, TX

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Built in the Modern style, the Gillespie County Courthouse was completed in July 1939. There is a plaque just inside the front door that attributes the construction to the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/20/2016

last visited: 12/31/2019

Image for Post Office (former) – Fredericksburg TXview gallery

SWSW68.4 km

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WPA ProjectsPost Office (former) – Fredericksburg TX

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The Fredericksburg Post Office was built with New Deal funds in 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/20/2016

last visited: 12/31/2019

Image for Post Office Mural – Fredericksburg TXview gallery

SWSW68.6 km

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WPA ProjectsPost Office Mural – Fredericksburg TX

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“Loading Cattle” by Otis Dozier was completed with Section of Fine Arts funds in 1939. It was eventually transferred to the new post office at 1150 U.S. 87.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/11/2016

last visited: never

Image for Blanco School - Blanco, TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsBlanco School - Blanco, TX

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1940 National Youth Administration project

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/22/2018

last visited: never

Image for San Gabriel Park Bridge - Georgetown, TXview gallery

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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

Image for State Highway 9 Bridge - Mason, TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsState Highway 9 Bridge - Mason, TX

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Truss bridge over the Llano River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/26/2020

last visited: never

Image for Tom Miller Dam – Austin TXview gallery

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WPA ProjectsTom Miller Dam – Austin TX

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Tom Miller Dam was built between 1938 and 1949 atop the remains of the two previous dams.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/25/2019

last visited: never

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