Municipal Road Improvements – Vancouver WA

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“Vancouver, Washington will have its $129.584 street improvement project after all! It was announced today by Don G. Abel, State WPA Administrator, following the appropriation of $18,601 by the Vancouver city council for the drawing of engineers plans and miscellaneous expenditures. …

The largest street improvement project in the history of the city, its cost to the taxpayers will be negligible as far as a new tax levy is concerned. The city budget will not bear the brunt of the allotment as funds from the gasoline tax received from the state will be set aside for this purpose.

Approximately 170 men, taken from WPA rolls will begin work about November 4. The project will take more than eight months to complete.”

Source notes

WPA Press Release [#311], Nov. 2, 1937, [page 12]:
http://www.sos.wa.gov/legacy/images/publications/SL_wpawapressrelease_no301to400/SL_wpawapressrelease_no301to400.pdf

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on October 25, 2014.

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Location Info


Vancouver, WA

Location notes: General marker for Vancouver, WA

Coordinates: 45.639, -122.661

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