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WPA progress report

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Title:
WPA progress report
Physical Description:
2 p. : ;
Language:
English
Creator:
United States -- Work Projects Administration (Fla.)
Publisher:
Florida Work Projects Administration
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville, Fla.?
Publication Date:

Notes

Summary:
Statistical report on the activities of the WPA in Florida between 1935 and 1939.

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Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - W27-00127
usfldc handle - w27.127
System ID:
SFS0021827:00001


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PAGE 1

I I I PA HEP T In four and one half years of operation, from 1935 to 1939 the lorid b uilt 5 419 mil a of high a a roads, streets n ssoc1at d f cilities, constructed 22 airportz: landing 1 lda, improved 41 oth rs. Of the road building, 76 percent wu rur 1 and ha givea mor ade uate transportation to farms, rk t sc ool 723 new ubl1c buildin a were erected, 5}?. r iwprov d and 7 4 w re ad ed to; these included school 'building r cr tion centers, office and administrative, hoe . . p t le, p n 1 in titutiona, fir houses, rages, storage buildings, n r oris libraries, auditoriums, In wo u tocontrol program the drained 387 285 acres d us d 4 545 g llone of spray. ''hree electric plants were built, t o pumping st tion 11 sewerage trda.tment plants, three i cin tors. In incr sing outdoor recre tion a cil1t1es, 46 grandstands n b ch rs w r built d 5 recon tructed, ith total seating OCOUJOd tion or 45, 000 46 new p rk 92 parks improved, 11 dd d to; 54 playground constructed, 57 ath etic 34 1 e i prov d; 25 h ndball courts; 42 horseshoe courts; 182 t tn courts, 10 wimmi1g pools, 4 golf course, 22 improved, 2 outdoor th tr a In th Pro e ion i and Service 1v1s1on, 4 ,661,145 garments m tr a Ulaking project produc d 1,379,845 matt, pads, uilt 26, 695 illiterate Floridians ere tagght to writ hils 3 ,315 aliens enrol ed in P naturalization q citiz ns.

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I I The school lunch service served 2 473 554 hot meals free-to underprivileged children; food preserving 104 065 quarts of food canned and 23, 552 dried, all distributed to needy. Braille project produced 118,269 pages of reading material for the blind. Library project catalog ued 118 910 volumes in the libraries of the tate and 162, 923 library volumes were repaired by the bookbinding project, &nd 270 000 school library books were renovated. Housekeeping Aide Services assisted in needy homes during illn sa and other emer gencies: 104,000 visits were made. 792 Negro grils were trained by the household W)rkers project, with 90 percent of them being placed in jobs. in 1940 there were 48 nursery schools with attendance ofl,440 children. Planted 114 000 trees, erosion erobankmen t etc. Florida h a s gained much cultural improvement." constructed 91, 000 feet of bulkheads, 1 ,417,000 bushels of oysters planted. both in physical assets and