Project type: Education and Health, Colleges and Universities, Flood and Erosion Control, Infrastructure and Utilities, Landscaping and Tree Planting, Parks and Recreation, Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels, Sanitation and Water Disposal
Started: 1939View Project in a Separate Window
In 1939, the federal Work Progress Administration (WPA) worked to develop Austin Cary Forest, a UCF facility used for “the purposes of academic teaching, research, extension education, and demonstration“.
The WPA “built roads, buildings, and water draining ditches. And 100,000 board feet of pine and 80,000 cypress shingles were logged from the forest and processed at the School’s sawmill.”
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 4, 2016.
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Correction: Austin Cary Forest is, and was, affiliated with the University of Florida (UF), not “UCF” (University of Central Florida).