Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The WPA: 17,000 miles of new fences

(WPA workers construct a fence around Lake Ashburton in Baltimore City, 1936. Image courtesy of the University of Maryland College Park Archives.)

Did you know that the WPA put up 17,000 miles of new fences and repaired 23,000 miles of existing fences? That's enough "fence work" to go around the Earth over 1 and 1/2 times!

 (The WPA fence today. Photo by Brent McKee.)

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