Fort Snelling National Cemetery Development – Minneapolis MN

Description

“When the first allotment of Works Progress Administration (WPA) funds became available in summer 1937, workers broke ground on the new cemetery. The New Deal labor program, begun in 1935, primarily completed small-scale new construction, rehabilitation, and/or landscape improvement projects that could be completed in a year or less. WPA laborers worked on the grading, filling and landscaping of the grounds while the construction of the buildings and main entrance was hired out under contract.”

Source notes

http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/16000060.pdf

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on July 31, 2016.

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Location Info


7601 34th Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55450

Coordinates: 44.870, -93.218

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