The City of Columbus was awarded $8,821 for WPA project 41048 for improvements to Camp Pratt recreation center. The summer camp facility constructed a swimming pool, keeper’s house, and remodeled camp houses, using 27 workers for 6 months. The city of Columbus supplied the materials. The 70-acre site was sold in 2018 with the agreement the city could continue to use it for summer camp.
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Half Million WPA Work Set. (Mar 7, 1940). Clarion-Ledger, p. 15.
WPA to Improve Camp in Lowndes. (Apr 8, 1940). Clarion-Ledger, p. 4.
Camp Project Okehed by WPA. (Apr 9, 1940). Clarion-Ledger, p. 6.
Smith, S. (Jan 10, 2018). Camp Pratt sells to adjacent property owner. The Dispatch.
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on January 4, 2020.
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