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Friday, March 15, 2013

1935: HAMILTON "WPA" PROJECTS

I presume the WPA and PWA are identical entities during the years of the Great Depression. My father was one of those who worked for food and pay, as he was part of a crew extending Arena Drive out to White Horse back in the 1930's. As can be seen by the article, there were numerous projects on the books. The original of this article was badly tarnished brown with age, and the article was cut too close as an be seen in the first two columns. The original article was one column long; it has been cut and pasted to fit on the average computer screen in legible form.

2 comments:

RALPH LUCARELLA said...

HI TOM.....MY FATHER WORKED ON ONE OF THE PROJECTS, I THINK EARLY IN THE 30'S. IT WAS BUILDING JUNIOR 2 IN VILLA PARK AND HIS PAY WAS A FOOD ORDER, I BELIEVE. HE ALSO WORKED A FEW DAYS AY HIS REGULAR JOB AND FOR 10 YEARS IT WAS REALLY UNKNOWN HOW MUCH HIS SALARY WOULD BE. IT WAS A TOUGH TIME AND THOSE GOVERMENT PROJECTS CERTAINLY HELPED. TODAYS PROBLEM WITH SO MANY OUT OF WORK IS SIMILAR. BEST REGARDS.

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