“The zoo was upgraded in the late 1930s, at an estimated cost of $100,000.00 with Federal Works Project Administration (WPA) labor and money and Texas Centennial bond money. An extensive system of concrete and natural stone bridges, park houses, winding walks, hillside stairways, and retaining walls along the creek banks were added. The WPA projects included new monkey cages, large animal dens and paddocks, and wild fowl cages. There was also a new building that served as both commissary offices and an entrance.” (dallaszoo.com)
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History of the Dallas Zoo http://www.dallaszoo.com/about-us/history-of-the-dallas-zoo/
Project originally submitted by Larry Moore on April 25, 2015.
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