Mississippi River: Levee Improvements – Greenville MS

Description

Mississippi utilized a number of federal work relief and infrastructure opportunities to repair, improve, and construct the levee system at various locations along the Mississippi River from Gunnison in Bolivar county south through Greenville in Washington county to Fitler in Issaquena county Agencies included Civil Works Administration, Works Progress Administration, and Army Corps of Engineers, expended a total of $227,634, employed at least 675 men, and were carried out between 1933 and 1940.

Source notes

CWA Board Gives Many New Approvals Monday. (Dec 12, 1933). Clarion-Ledger, p. 2.

Good Reports CWA Projects in Greenwood. (Mar 6, 1934). The Greenwood Commonwealth, p. 1.

Relief Setup is Functioning. (May 18, 1934). The Greenwood Commonwealth, p. 1.

State Gets Fund for Levee Work. (Aug 30, 1935). Clarion-Ledger, p. 20.

President has Approved Levee Work for State. (Sep 2, 1935). Enterprise-Journal, p. 2.

Bids on Levee Work Received. (Aug 15, 1936). Clarion-Ledger, p. 17.

Notice to Creditors to File Claims. (Nov 11, 1936). The Clarksdale Press Register, p. 3.

Levee Workers Now Back on Job. (Jan 26, 1938). The Delta Democrat-Times, p. 1.

200 at Work on Revetment. (Feb 9, 1938). Clarion-Ledger, p. 2.

Levee Repairs Needed. (Jun 19, 1940). Clarion-Ledger, p. 11.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on September 17, 2020.

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Location Info


Mississippi River levees
Greenville, Mississippi 38701

Location notes: Between Gunnison and Fitler. General location marker.

Coordinates: 33.36720, -91.082619

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