A WPA allotment of $81,320 was approved for construction of a new high school in Baldwyn, including the installation of a septic tank and sewer lines. The project took 12 months and employed an average of 61 workers. It was completed in fall 1941. The Baldwyn community was hit by a tornado March 17, 1942 and destroyed the new school. WPA in Washington appropriate $10,000 to Mississippi for the relief work in the 12 communities that were impacted by the tornado.
Baldwyn School gets U. S. Funds. (Feb. 2, 1940). The Delta Democrat-Times, p. 1.
School Building, Razed by Fire, to be Replaced. (May 18, 1940). Clarion-Ledger, p. 4.
The Yazoo Semi-Weekly Sentinel. (May 28, 1940). p. 2
Speedy Aid Given Victims of Devastating Tornadoes. (Mar 18, 1942). Clarion-Ledger, p. 1, 3.
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on August 22, 2020.
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