WPA Malaria Drainage Project
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View of machinery being used to dredge and excavate for the Works Progress Administration's malaria drainage program in Chatham County, Georgia.
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was a federal agency created by executive order in 1935 that provided employment to United States citizens through public works projects and educational programs. Most expenditures went to the construction of highways, roads, parks, public buildings, dams, and sewers. Other programs included literacy projects, vocational education, historical records surveys, and the arts. The Works Progress Administration was renamed the Work Projects Administration in 1937. Congress discontinued the agency in 1943.
Local identification number: VIS 77.09.15
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Gay Bolling Shepperson Photographs, Atlanta History Center
- Digital Library of Georgia
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- Atlanta History Center
Reclamation of land--Georgia
United States. Works Progress Administration of Georgia
New Deal, 1933-1939--Georgia
- Mayfair, GA
- 2 x 4 in. sepia toned silver gelatin print
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- WPA Malaria Drainage Project. 1936. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/Shepperson/id/288. (Accessed November 18, 2018.)
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- (1936) WPA Malaria Drainage Project. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/Shepperson/id/288
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/Shepperson/id/288>.