Works Progress Administration

Type: Organization
Name: Works Progress Administration
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Aug 30 Wilson Rozier Park

Wilson Rozier Park and athletic field in Farmington was named after Sylvester Rozier and his wife May Wilson, the daughter of prominent businessman G.W. Wilson.In 1935 the city acquired a parcel of land from Rozier for $700. This original parcel would ... [Published Park Hills Daily Journal - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Two sites nominated for Register

Two nominations were reviewed and given approval Friday for forwarding for consideration for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.Members of the North Dakota State Historic Preservation Review Board unanimously approved the nominations ... [Published Bismarck Tribune - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Toledo Zoo welcomes seniors

TOLEDO - Age has its benefits. With free admission Tuesdays and special events, Senior Discovery Days let provides a way for seniors to explore the Toledo Zoo and see it in a whole new way. In addition to those Tuesdays, the zoo has set Sept. 7 as "Grandparents ... [Published Sentinel Tribune - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Mural discovery can help us appreciate our own treasure

Anacortes doesn’t have a mural mystery on its hands — but it does have a whale of a historic mural that’s been on display at the Anacortes post office since 1940.The piece by “Northwest Mystic” artist Kenneth Callahan depicts crewmen on a salmon purse-seiner. ... [Published Goanacortes.com - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

The Federal Arts Project in Connecticut: Then and Now

- Aug. 26, 2014 - LITCHFIELD, Conn. -- The Great Depression of 1929- 1940 and the 18-month recession that started in December of 2007 produced vastly different responses from the federal government. In the 1930’s, the Works Progress Administration created ... [Published Prlog - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

No. 17: Clear Lake Sea Wall

CLEAR LAKE | This one of North Iowa's 50 Things is referred to by some residents as "Clear Lake's front yard."The Clear Lake Sea Wall was a project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) completed on July 1, 1936. The WPA was established by President ... [Published Globe-Gazette - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

No easy task: History buffs still trying to save bathrooms

Efforts are still underway to convert the old restroom building in Central Park, foreground, as storage space for the adjacent Hattie Weber Museum. Preservationists say the restrooms were built by the Great Depression-era Works Progress Administration ... [Published Davis Enterprise - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Field of History

Cody Adams:  Vincennes is one of the most historical towns in the state of Indiana, so it only stands to reason that high school football would have a history of its own. In 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order creating the Works ... [Published WTWO - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Exciting time during World's Fair at Chicago

How many of us can remember the Chicago World's Fair in 1933?I can recall listening to Martha Dee Sloan's trip to Chicago back then, to visit Chicago's Fair was really something! At least we got to listen to all Martha Dee got to experience back then ... [Published McLeansboro Times Leader - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

COLUMN: The tale of two tobacco murals

During the Great Depression, the government – which then had two functioning houses of Congress – used numerous programs, largely through the federal Works Progress Administration, to create work for people who then could contribute to the economy as ... [Published SC Now - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Fort Smith Community Center Concept Unveiled

Fort Smith’s parks panel expressed enthusiasm Wednesday when shown a vision for the historic district’s future community center.“I envision people from all over the community coming here,” Fort Smith Parks Commission member Sherry Toliver said. “I can’t ... [Published Southwest Times Record - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 37: Washington Park Zoo

Now in its 86th year, Washington Park Zoo officials are busy preserving the past while implementing modern technology to keep the animals happy and healthy.It started when a retired animal trainer brought his bear to Washington Park for folks to entertain ... [Published NWI Times - Aug 11 2014]

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