Del Mar Fairgrounds – San Diego, CA

Description

The Del Mar Fairgrounds project is unique in that it is the only WPA incorporated and built race-track. It was meant to be an economic stimulant for the county. The racetrack was also built with the expectation of providing fairgrounds for the 22nd Agricultural District (it is still the site of the Del Mar Fair). The project was one of the most expensive WPA project in San Diego County, and was also the only WPA project in the county to be investigated for fraud. Branton (1991).

Source notes

Branton, Pamela (1991). 'The Works Progress Administration in San Diego, 1935-1943.' San Diego State Masters Thesis, History.

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Location Info


2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92014

Location notes: San Diego

Coordinates: 32.970400, -117.263000

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