Public Works Administration project W1155 was a $2000 loan and a $1629 grant for a school, approved 11/14/1935. The first contract was awarded 12/14/1935 and construction began 1/22/1936. Wahalak was completed 8/5/1936. The school was consolidated with the Scooba school in 1949, and it was reported the former school was converted to a private home.
Report No. 5, Status of Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, Region No. 3, Mississippi. (January 3, 1940). Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Projects Division, p. 105.
More state PWA work is okehed: Final approval is given to twelve more construction jobs. (Nov. 25, 1935). Clarion-Ledger.
McConnell, T. (Aug. 13, 2014). Wahalak remembered as bustling town. Kemper County Messenger. Retrieved from (https://kempercountymessenger.com/MobileContent/NEWS/NEWS/Article/Wahalak-remembered-as-bustling-town/75/152/4475) Conell, T. (Sept. 23, 2010).
Margie B. Aust Elementary School.Kemper County Messenger. Retrieved from (https://kempercountymessenger.com/Content/NEWS/NEWS/Article/Margie-B-Aust-Elementary-School/75/152/679).
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on August 3, 2019.
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