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I am 75 years old, I went to Old Bokoshe
school the first day it open in 1942, when the
I was in the second grade. John Moyer Tulsa, OK
Under the WPA, Oklahoma gained numerous public
buildings, parks and recreational facilities, roads, bridges,
water and sewer systems, libraries, sewing rooms and even
sanitary outhouses. Many of these improvements remain today. Hot
lunch programs for schoolchildren and commodity distribution
were other aspects of the WPA.
The work on these projects, such as hauling rocks, was hard, but
unemployed people were grateful for the chance to earn money.
Starvation was a likely alternative.
created: 07 Nov 2009
11 Nov 2009