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  •  The legacy of the New Deal (1+ / 0-)
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    Click here for a list of infrastructure built during the New Deal.

    Form follows function -- Louis Sullivan

    by Spud1 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 09:02:55 AM PST

    •  And this short snippet from (0+ / 0-)

      Robert Leighninger's book Long-Range Public Investment (pg. 97 – reprinted here with permission of the author):

      In other cities, famous structures were made possible by the PWA, though none are identified in the public mind with the New Deal. How many people are aware that Charleston’s well-known military school, the Citadel, has a chapel, a barracks, officer’s quarters, and several other amenities courtesy of the PWA? At least two famous Chicago historians are unaware that the Outer Drive Bridge in the center of the city’s waterfront is a PWA project. How many know that the Orange Bowl in Miami, the gold bullion depository at Fort Knox, the Tennessee Supreme Court Building in Nashville, the Jewel Box floral conservatory in St. Louis’ Forest Park, the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Memorial Union, the University of Texas Tower, the stadium and track at William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, city hall in Kansas City, the Municipal Auditorium in Oklahoma City, the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, the Suffolk County Courthouse in Boston, and the Key West Overseas Highway were all PWA projects?
      And that’s just a partial list!

      Form follows function -- Louis Sullivan

      by Spud1 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 09:12:04 AM PST

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      •  the murals on Will Rogers Coliseum in Ft Worth are (1+ / 0-)
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        great with depictions of  people working, moving, agricultural products, a slice of life at the time.
        I grew up in Ft. Worth and went to MANY events at WRC, from the Shrine Circus in the second grade to The Moody Blues Band in the late 60's , but every year the biggest event is the Fat Stock Show and Rodeo (I went to them every year as a kid).

        (Btw my father worked under the Civilian Conservation Corps)

        without the ants the rainforest dies

        by aliasalias on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 09:57:58 AM PST

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        •  The state part that is just north of my town (1+ / 0-)
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          is an old CCC project (Camden Hills State Park), and the Rec Center here in Rockland (where we vote and kids sometimes play) is a WPA project.

          Form follows function -- Louis Sullivan

          by Spud1 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 10:43:41 AM PST

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