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Notes from the Field: Preserving The WPA’s Imprint

Jay Morris, of Livermore, California, writes: I have lived in Livermore, California, for more than 38 years, 32 of those years on the old South Side of town. This is the original housing area in Livermore. In my time there,… Read More

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Notes from the Field: Restoring the Black Mountain Lookout Tower

At 9,500 feet, the Black Mountain Lookout Tower offers a stunning, 360-degree view above the tree line of Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built this tower in 1939, one of hundreds of such structures erected by… Read More

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From Four Freedoms to Four Fights

In his 1941 State of the Union, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt outlined his vision of America as redefined by the New Deal and as defining itself against the imminent threat of fascism. (Eleven months later, the U.S. would enter World War… Read More

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