Between 1936 and 1940, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) undertook forestry work in Farmington, New Hampshire, to clear the area of currant and gooseberry bushes. Below is a detailed list of the work undertaken:
WPA funds expended: $2,550.26.
Area covered: 2,182 acres.
Currant and gooseberry bushes destroyed: 59,743.
Number of men employed: 18.
WPA funds expended: $1,188.20
Area covered: 1721 acres
Currant and gooseberry bushes destroyed: 62,200
Number of men employed: 8
Area covered: 1545 acres
Currant and gooseberry bushes destroyed: 28,216
Number of men employed: 9
WPA funds expended in New Durham, with Farmington labor: $786.96
Area covered: 1,002 acres
Currant and gooseberry bushes destroyed: 24,892
Number of local men employed: 7
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE Receipts and Expenditures OF THE Town of Farmington, N. H.
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on January 26, 2016.
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