Butte Road ConstructionFour photos of WPA laborers engaged in road construction in Butte, MT, 1938. Source: Big Timber Pioneer; Oct. 13, 1938 (page 2)
A $2,602,656 “street oiling program” contributed to what was deemed the “largest street improvement undertaking in the history of Butte.” 3,700 WPA workers were employed on the project, “utilizing 100 trucks and 21 other pieces of heavy equipment; operating three of the largest oil mixing plants in the state, three shifts daily.” More than 35 miles of streets, “representing virtually every important thoroughfare in Butte and its immediate vicinity,” were to be paved.
"Big Street Oiling Program Under Way in Butte to Cost $2,500,000"; Big Timber Pioneer, Oct. 13, 1938, page 2.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 19, 2014.
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