Friday, March 14, 2014

3,000 WPA Athletic Fields

(WPA workers creating an athletic field at Clifton Park in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo courtesy of the University of Maryland College Park Archives.)

Between 1935 and 1943, WPA workers created 3,026 new athletic fields, and repaired or improved hundreds more.

(WPA poster, promoting a WPA recreation project. Considering all the lures to stay indoors--e.g., television, video games, and the Internet--wouldn't it be nice if we, as a culture, engaged in more recreation projects? Especially when exercise has been linked to longer life? Image provided courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.)

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