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"Federal Grants Pour Into Towns For WPA Plans" article from Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette newspaper

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This Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette article lists local work relief projects funded by the new WPA (Works Progress Administration, 1835 ? 1941). The WPA is still the most widely remembered and admired work relief program of the New Deal era. Its bridges and roads, airports and golf courses can still be seen today. The WPA also employed artists to paint murals, actors to perform plays, and historians to interview former southern slaves. This article was written just as the WPA was replacing the older federal relief program. The goal was to replace welfare (then called "the dole") with jobs, Note in the article that jobs and workers are clearly separated by gender. All construction projects are designated for "men" while sewing projects are allocated to "women."


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