Thursday, March 14, 2013

Boondoggles, or Beautiful Parks?

"Now, a lot of people remember it as boondoggles...raking leaves...Maybe in some places it was. Maybe in the big city machines or something. But I can take you to our town and show you things, like a river front that I used to hike through once that was a swamp and is now a beautiful park-like place built by WPA."

--Ronald Reagan (from the book In the Shadow of FDR: From Harry Truman to George W. Bush, by William Leuchtenburg)

(Ronald Reagan at Camp David. Camp David was a joint CCC/WPA project. Image courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)

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