Road Improvements – Blowing Rock NC

Description

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) worked to improve roads in Blowing Rock, North Carolina and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) surfaced more than two miles of roads in the village as well. Per The News and Observer, the “stone is quarried near the town, hauled to the street being repaired, crushed and spread on the job.”

Source notes

"Boondoggling Boomerangs and Blesses," The News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 04, 1939 (pg. 11): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/651562494/

Emergency Relief in North Carolina. A Record of the Development and the Activities of the North Carolina Emergency Relief Administration, 1932-1935. North Carolina Emergency Relief Commission, State administrator, Mrs. Thomas O'Berry (pg. 531): https://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/emergencyrelief/emergencyrelief.html (accessed Jun. 22, 2022)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 22, 2022.

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Location Info


Blowing Rock, NC

Location notes: General location marker

Coordinates: 36.1350, -81.6778

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