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This black and white photograph shows a group of WPA workers repairing the street in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas. The Works Progress Administration, later renamed the Works Projects Administration, was created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression to generate jobs and income for the unemployed. This relief program provided employment through a number of community works project that ranged from the construction of public buildings, to the building of highways, roads, and streets.

Creator: Lawrence Studio
Date: 1936

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This item can be used to show how the WPA altered the urban landscape of Kansas during the 1930s.

11th Grade, Benchmark 2 - Kansas, WPA and the Kansas landscape (indicator 2)

Item Number: 214763
Call Number: Lawrence, Alfred Coll. No. 20598
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 214763

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