Project type: Education and Health, Libraries
Completed: 1937View Project in a Separate Window
The Williamsport Memorial Library was built with the assistance of the WPA in 1936-1937. The library is a memorial to 14 Williamsport High School students who lost their lives in 1935, when the bus they were riding in was hit by a train.
(1) WPA photograph collection, University of Maryland College Park Archives. (2) Tom Keyser, “After 60 years, small town's tragedy remains vivid: ‘this was our worst day,’” Baltimore Sun, April 9, 1995, accessed March 31, 2014, https://articles.baltimoresun.com/1995-04-09/news/1995099001_1_williamsport-dead-students-washington-county. (3) “Washington County Free Library, Williamsport Branch,” Town of Williamsport, accessed March 31, 2014, https://williamsportmd.gov/library.html.
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on March 31, 2014.
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