Waterworks – Inverness MS

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PWA W1061 supported the construction of an artesian well, water main, and waterworks distribution system. A loan of $4,000 and a grant of $3,501 was approved 9/25/1935. Contracts were awarded 11/18/1935. Construction began 1/20/1936 and was completed 4/4/1936. Even though there was a rush for overtime in September to complete applications by the deadline, Mississippi halted work for an hour “out of respect to Mrs. Harold L. Ickes, wife of the national administrator, killed in an automobile accident in Texas Saturday night” (Workers pause, 1935, p. 10).

Source notes

Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Project Division. (January 3, 1940). Report No. 5, Status of Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, Region No. 3 Mississippi, p. 104.

"Workers pause at Ickes death." (Sep.2, 1935). Clarion-Ledger, p. 10.

"PWA projects for state amounting to $4,122,097 are given Presidential ok." (Oct 1, 1935). Clarion-Ledger, p. 1, 10.

"PWA applications for school repairs given." (Oct. 27, 1935). Clarion-Ledger, p. 9.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on February 23, 2020.

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Location Info


Inverness, Mississippi 38753

Coordinates: 33.3531579, -90.59671057304689

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