Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WPA Clean Up & Restoration

Above: WPA workers clearing debris from the Pocomoke River, in Wicomico County, Maryland (1935). All across America, WPA workers helped clean up and restore the environment. Image courtesy of the University of Maryland College Park Archives.

Above: The WPA planted nearly 177 million trees during its 8-year existence, helping America restore its natural environment. This WPA poster, made in Ohio in 1938, appears to depict the Ohio Buckeye Tree, which is Ohio's official state tree. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

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