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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 ProjectsState Capitol Improvements – Helena, MT

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Big Timber Pioneer [newspaper] reported in 1935 that the WPA had allocated $55,927 “for the purpose of rehabilitating the front steps [of the State Capitol] by placing a new foundation of granite in place of the current pillars and plank bridge work”

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Montana

date approved: 1/9/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWaterworks - Linden, TX

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The city decommissioned the storage tank from service in the municipal water system in November 2015. The city is planning to preserve it as a historic resource.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/8/2019

last visited: 5/16/2019

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WPA ProjectsSun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park - Coulee City, WA

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In central Washington, Grand Coulee was once the site of the world's largest waterfall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/8/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCass County Courthouse Repairs - Linden, TX

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The erection of the neo-classical building, complete with Roman Doric columns, began in 1859. Construction was interrupted by the Civil War and not completed until 1866.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/8/2019

last visited: 4/27/2019

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - Linden, TX

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One story brick post office.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/8/2019

last visited: 5/23/2019

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WPA ProjectsPost Office Mural - Linden, TX

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Mural by Victor Arnautoff completed in 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/8/2019

last visited: 5/18/2019

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WPA ProjectsAtlanta Miller Grade School (former) - Atlanta,TX

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Building is currently vacant.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/5/2019

last visited: 5/10/2019

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WPA ProjectsFormer Fargo Arena - Fargo, ND

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North wall of the old Fargo Arena, in Island Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O

location: North Dakota

date approved: 1/5/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsJim Thorpe Park - Yale, OK

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Jim Thorpe Park was a WPA Project in 1935.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/5/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFormer Public Library - Yale, OK

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Currently vacant, this impressive WPA-constructed library is treasure.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/29/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsChildress HS Gymnasium - Childress, TX

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Now part of the Jr. High School.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/29/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWhitlock Park - Drumright, OK

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Whitlock Park was a WPA Project in 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/29/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsArmory - Yale, OK

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The Armory in Yale, as with most Oklahoma armories, was constructed by the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/27/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCity Hall - Refugio, TX

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Before completion of the new municipal building, the town was making use of a temporary sheet-iron structure in which not only the fire apparatus but the permanent municipal records were kept.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/18/2018

last visited: 5/25/2019

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WPA ProjectsAdmiral Coontz Armory - Hannibal MO

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Admiral Coontz Armory - Hannibal MO

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/17/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsClemens Field - Hannibal MO

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Clemens Field and former POW camp in Hannibal MO.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/17/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWoodlawn Lake Park Improvements – San Antonio,TX

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Woodlawn Lake Park began as a subdivision development outside of San Antonio in 1887. The developers constructed a dam across a creek on the property to create a lake which soon became a resort area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/15/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPublic School - Kendalia, TX

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In 1940 the old frame school house was replace with a 3 room native rock school constructed by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) for $2500.00 and classes were held in the new building starting in the fall of 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCoryell County Hospital (former) – Gatesville, TX

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The county renovated the building in 2013 for a mental health unit, and currently the building is the Gatesville Center for Central County Services, which provides treatment for those diagnosed with mental illness.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBeaufort Arsenal - Beaufort, SC

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Built in 1795 burnt and shelled by the Union, rebuilt 1852, renovated in 1934 by the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: South Carolina

date approved: 12/7/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWay Park - Drumright, OK

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Way Park was constructed by the WPA in 1935-1936.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/3/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPublic School - Milano, TX

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One story rubble rock construction. Walls around the school yard.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/3/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHigh School Football Stadium - Somerville, TX

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Rubble rock wall around the stadium and a set of rock bleachers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/3/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsYegua Center - Somerville, TX

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Gymnasium built with WPA funds for the school in 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/3/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBlinn College: Marie Heineke Memorial Gymnasium – Brenham,TX

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In Brenham, the WPA is credited with the construction of gymnasium at Blinn College. The federal government paid for the labor but utilized the local construction materials provided by the local sponsor.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/3/2018

last visited: never

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